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A Canadian Family Through the Generations: Our Theriaults (Gen.3)

Germain Terriot & Anne Richard

17th Century

(Generation 3)

  • GERMAIN TERRIOT was born in 1662 in Port Royal, Acadie. He married ANNE RICHARD (also of Port Royal) in 1686 at the settlement of Riviere-aux-Canards in Acadia.
  • ANNE RICHARD’s parents were Michel Richard dit Sancoucy and Madeleine Blanchard. Michel Richard had arrived in Acadia about 1652 and had married Madeleine Blanchard about 1656.The couple had nine children besides Marie-Anne herself.
  • GERMAIN TERRIOT died after October 27th, 1730 in Acadie, while ANNE RICHARD died on May 9th, 1745 in Grand Pre. The couple had 13 children.

Our direct ancestor JOSEPH TERRIOT was born between 1695 and 1699 in St-Charles-des-Mines (Acadie) and was dead by the time of the 1761 census. He married MARGUERITE MELANSON (daughter of Jean Melanson and Marguerite Dugas) in St-Charles-des-Mines about 1720. The couple had 13 children all of whom were born in Grand-Pre, Acadia. Joseph and Marguerite were dead by the time of the 1761 census.

Claude Terriot lived from about 1687 to 1730 in Grand-Pre. After marrying Marguerite Cormier about 1710, he and his wife had 11 children. Marguerite’s parents were Francois Cormier and Marguerite Leblanc.

Jean Terriot was born in Les-Mines, Acadie about 1690 and married Madeleine Bourg (of Beaubassin, Acadie) – on Oct 13th ,1712 in Beaubassin. Madeleine was the daughter of Michel dit Michaud Bourg and Elizabeth Melanson. The couple had 11 children between 1713 and 1739. Jean died on December 1st, 1751.

Jacques Terriot and his wife Marguerite Le Blanc were married in St-Charles-des-Mines in 1713. Her parents were Rene Le Blanc and Anne Bourgeois. Jacqeus and Marguerite had five children.

Marie Terriot was born in St-Charles-des-Mines about 693 and died in St-Thomas–de-Montmagny, Quebec in 1763. She had been married in 1712 to Paul Melanson. Paul was the son of Sieur Pierre Melanson and Marguerite Muis D’Entremont.

Anne Terriot was born about 1700 in St-Charles-des-Mines/ She married Rene Jean Leblanc about 1722 in St-Charles-des-Mines. Both she and her husband died on the Miramichi River in 1759. Her husband Rene Le Blanc had been born in 1701 to Antoine Le Blanc and Marie Bourgeois.

Madeleine Terriot was born about 1705 in Acadie. She married Jean-Jacques Leblanc about 1725. He was the son of Jacques Leblanc and Catherine Landry. Madeleine and her husband ended up in Southampton, U.K. and were both dead by 1763.

Marguerite Terriot was born in 1709 in St-Charles-des-Mines and died some time after 1766 in Louisiana, U.S.A. She was married in 1726 in St-Charles-des-Mines to Rene Blanchard, son of Rene Blanchard and Anne Landry.

Germain Terriot was born about 1713 in St-Charles-des-Mines and died in 1737 at the age of 24. At the time of his death he had been married only a few years to Marguerite Boudrot, daughter of Claude Boudrot and Catherine Hebert.

Surname Var.: Theriault, Therriault etc.

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The Theriaults – An Acadian Family

March 25, 2009 - Posted by | .


  1. I have been doing Meunier genealogy research for 12 years and have never been able to get further back than the 1780s, when my gggg-grandfather Jean Meunier had 2 children in New Brunswick, Canada. I suspect that he was originally from Quebec. I like your site – the colours and format are so pleasing to the eye, and the content is very informative.
    Yvon Pitre, Fredericton, NB, Canada


    Comment by Yvon Pitre | March 27, 2009 | Reply

  2. Hello Yvon,
    Thank you for the kind comments. Meunier is certainly a tough name to research. I take it you’ve already posted your queries on the message boards? Have you tried recently, since so much Quebec information has been coming online over the past few years?
    Either way, good luck in your research.
    Evelyn in Montreal


    Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | March 27, 2009 | Reply

  3. Yes, I’ve tried posting for information but came up with zero.

    On your advice, I will try the major message boards again.


    Comment by Yvon | March 27, 2009 | Reply

  4. Hi, I am a Theriault born to Roland Theriault son of Fred or Alfred Theriault. I have searched for years to find a family line beyond that but cannot seem to locate it. Not sure why the disconnect. Wondering if someone can help or guide me.

    We grew up in Van Buren Maine but father was born in Grand Isle Maine. Fred had a brother named Henri. Roland had a sister named Gilberte. All I know.


    Note from Evelyn: Contacted my email


    Comment by Fox Theriault | October 31, 2009 | Reply

    • Well I think you’ve to the right place because lots of people seem to be reading the Theriault posts.
      I will look into this for you but I have a research backlog of about 10 days right now so you’ll need to be patient.


      Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | October 31, 2009 | Reply

  5. 1. Most “surface” research takes place through marriage databases. Do you have the name of Fred/Alfred’s wife?
    2. Was Alfred Theriault born before 1930 and if so have you already checked the US census?


    Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | November 1, 2009 | Reply

    • I have this information about Alfred and his ancertors;
      Roland ( Gérard A & Albina Guimond)
      Gérard A( Alfred & Marie Cyr)
      Alfred (Hypolite Paul & Appoline Corriveau)
      Hypolite Paul (Benoit(Benoni) & Nancy M.Anne Bourgoin)
      Benoit (Benoni)(Laurent & M Reine Cyr)
      Laurent (Joseph R & Madeleine Thibodeau)
      Joseph R (Joseph Jean & Angélique Landry)
      Joseph Jean (Joseph & Marguerite Melanson)
      Joseph(Germain & M Anne Richard)
      Germain ( Claude & M Louise Gotherot)
      Claude ( Jean & Perrine Brault ou Bourg ?)


      Comment by Conrad Thériault | January 22, 2010 | Reply

      • Il have another ancestor of Roland, Fox Roland have a sister Gilberte married to Rolnald Pelletier.

        Fox Roland (Fred Alfred & Anna Madore)m, Isabelle Dubé,
        Fred Alfred (Rémi & Euphémie Thibodeau)married in Van Buren ME USA, on 1909-09-06 with Anna (Emma) Madore (Philias & Edith Nadeau), Alfred have a brother, Paul and two sisters, Odile and Catherine;
        Rémi (Hubert & Salomé Cyr)
        Hubert(Frederick & Marguerite Lizotte)
        Frederick (Joseph & Madeleine Thibodeau) and the following see my previous Email

        Note from Evelyn: Contacted via email.


        Comment by Conrad Thériault | January 22, 2010 | Reply

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