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The Courtes | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

This is a series of micro posts about the pioneers of Shippagan in Gloucester County, New Brunswick. Each post is organized around initial information from Msg. Donat Robichaud’s Le Grand Chipagan: Histoire de Shippagan, supplemented with genealogical data from F. Theriault’s Les Families de Caraquet and is now being gradually enriched with information from other sources. These are mostly French-language sources and some aren’t easily available, so if you need more information please leave your questions in a comment box below  🙂


Courtes Courtoie family - first settlers of Chaleurs Bay, Shippegan New Brunswick


Donat Robichaud says that the Shippegan Courtes are believed to be descended from the Paspebiac, Quebec Courtais line who came originally from Bretagne (France). The Shippegan first couple are Edouard Courte and Prudence Duguay and they are first recorded in the census records from 1861 and 1871.

Their children were:

  • Didyme (m. Philomene Chiasson, daughter of Tranquille Chiasson),
    Alexandre (m. Marie Holmes, daughter of Israel Holmes and Angele Comeau),
  • Aime (m. Sara  Chiasson (daughter of Simon Chiasson and Seraphie LeBouthilier and then Elisabeth Duguay, (daughter of Eugene Duguay and Philomene St Coeur),
  • Philomene (m. Georges Plantain),
  • Marie,
  • Julien,
  • Gavotte,
  • Xavier (m. Olive Roussel and Vitaline Mallet),
  • Francois,
  • Elisabeth,
  • Genevieve (m. Nicolas Robichaud, son of Xavier Robichaud and Elisabeth Allain).



Related Posts

Index: Lameque, Miscou and Shippegan

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History




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