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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement flag male ancestor  Alexandre  BROUSSARD dit BEAUSOLEIL

  (b. abt. 1699 Acadia, Canada   d. 18 September 1765 St-Martinville, Louisiana, USA )  

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Alexandre BROUSSARD dit BEAUSOLEIL was born abt. 1699 in Acadia, Canada. Alexandre BROUSSARD dit BEAUSOLEIL was the child of Jean-François BROUSSARD (BROSSARD)   and   Catherine RICHARD and the grandchild of: (maternal)  Michel RICHARD dit SANSOUCY and Madeleine BLANCHARD

Alexandre was deported as part of the Acadian Exile / Grand Derangement around 1755.

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Marguerite THIBODEAU 7 February 1724 in Port Royal, Acadia .  Marguerite THIBODEAU  was born 22 December 1705 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia.  She died 4 September 1765 in St-Martinville, Louisiana, USA.  She was the daughter of Michel THIBODEAU and Agnès DUGAS.

Alexandre BROUSSARD dit BEAUSOLEIL died 18 September 1765 in St-Martinville, Territory of Orleans.
Details of the family tree of Alexandre appear below.
Did You Know?Canadian Genealogy - Acadia - Did you know?  In general, Acadians who returned to the Maritimes [after 1755] avoided resettling their former...Read MORE...
Did You Know? Québec Généalogie - What is a 'dit/dite' name?  When the first settlers came to Québec from France it was a custom to add a 'dit' nickname to the surname. The English translation of 'dit' is 'said'. The Colonists of Nouvelle France added 'dit' names as distinguishers. A settler might have wanted to differentiate their family from their siblings by taking a 'dit' name that described the locale to which they had relocated. The acquiring of a 'dit' name might also be the result of a casual adoption, whereby the person wanted to honor the family who had raised them. Another reason was also to distinguish themselves by taking as a 'dit' name the town or village in France from which they originated. This custom ended around 1900 when people began using only one name, either the 'dit' nickname or their original surname.

Source: American-French Genealogical Society, Woonsocket, Rhode Island (
  • Bio
    Alexandre dit Beausoleil, whose nickname came from the haute rivière village where the Broussards lived, born in c1699, married Marguerite, daughter of Michel Thibodeau, at Annapolis Royal in February 1724. In c1730, they moved to Chepoudy, where her kinsmen lived, and then to LeCran, today's Stoney Creek, on Rivière Petitcoudiac, probably to put more distance between themselves and British authority in Nova Scotia. In c1740, they moved...Read MORE...
  • 1724 Marriage / Partner
    Alexandre BROUSSARD dit BEAUSOLEIL and Marguerite THIBODEAU 7 February 1724, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia
    After yet another war erupted between Britain and France in 1754, the Acadians were again caught in the middle of it. When British and New England forces attacked Fort Beauséjour at Chignecto in June 1755, Broussards were among the area Acadians who were serving in the fort as militia, though they may have left the fort a few days before it surrendered on June 16. Governor Lawrence was so incensed to find so-called French Neutrals fighting...Read MORE...
  • 1765 Death
    18 September 1765
    St-Martinville, Louisiana, USA

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Added: 4/10/2015 12:43:56 PM - Updated: 5/11/2020 12:59:09 PM

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