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Natives, French Canadians, Acadians

Our Theriaults – The Wandering Years

How did our Theriaults ever end up in Caraquet, New Brunswick?

Our ancestors Joseph Theriault and Marie Joseph Girouard (Gen.5) were among the Acadians who were expelled in the 18th century from what is now called Nova Scotia. They wandered for many years – first as they fled the British, then as they looked for a new place to set down roots. What they were looking for was another Acadie – rich farming land on the sea and a place to conserve their religion (Catholicism) and their language (French).

They eventually made their home in Caraquet in Gloucester County in northwestern New Brunswick. This is an overview of their years wandering eastern Canada as internally displaced refugees.

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