A Canadian Family

First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History


These micro posts present the first generation of each of the families that established the different surnames found in Caraquet, New Brunswick. Most of the information is drawn from Fidele Theriault’s genealogical dictionary “Les Familles de Caraquet”.  His book is written in French and offers a lot more information including family trees of the first generations (with precise dates)  and in many cases explanations of how the first pioneers arrived in Caraquet and other fascinating anecdotes.

If you don’t have access to the book you can contact me for more precise genealogical data and other information by leaving a comment underneath this index post or underneath the specific surname post   🙂


November 2019 Major revisions and additional information ongoing


A  –  L


The Alberts  ext. upd.


The Beaudins  ext. upd.


The Beaulieus  ext. upd.


The Blanchards  ext. upd.


The Bouchers  ext. upd.


The Boudreaus


The Briands


The Brideaus  ext. upd.


The Caissies  upd.


The Canivets


The Carons


The Chapadeaus


The Chenards  upd.


The Chiassons


The Cormiers


The Davids


The Degraces


The Doirons  ext. upd.


The Doucets  ext. upd.


The Dugas  ext. upd.


The Duvals


The Ferrons (Ferrants)


The Forbes


The Frigaults


The Friolets


The Gagnons


The Galliens


The Gauthiers


The Gauvins


The Gionets


The Godins


The Gourets


The Guignards


The Haches


The Heberts


The Jeans


The Lacroixs


The Landrys


The Lanteignes


The Lebouthilliers


The LeBretons


The Leclercs (dit Francoeur)


The Legeres



M  –  Z


The Mailloux


The Martins  most recent


The Mazerolles


The McGraws


The Michons


The Morais


The Mourants


The Noels


The Parises


The Paulins


The Pinets


The Plourdes


The Poiriers


The Roberts


The Roys


The Savoies


The Sivrets


The St. Pierres (dit Dessein)


The Taylors


The Vienneaus


The Wilsons


The Youngs



Related Posts

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History





December 16, 2017 - Posted by | . | , , ,


  1. Hello I am a frigault, my family was originally from New Brunswick, I am looking for more I formation in regards to when the bloodline was mixed with the indigenous, anymore I formation will be very appreciated.


    Comment by Carley Frigault | April 24, 2018 | Reply

  2. hello. the history of caraquet. you have a copy??? my grandmother was reading from a french book, her family history a few years ago. her last name was SIVRET. and yes, we sort of knew they might have been the first. but there is one thing i am looking for, there was rumors of a native marriage and she knew as a child there was native blood. i have been searching and i am a member on ancestry.ca of course but yes, these records are hard. but here is the real question. i came here looking for infomation specifically. i was born a PIGEAU. and my was told several years ago a relative researched our roots to find out we were aborigial on that side. however, on ancestry.ca i see my relations but NO ONE has bothered to double check anything and it looks like they combined two different men with similar names and created a whole new person. i found something but i can’t be sure. i know my family, my dad and his parents were born in ontario. however, the name pigeau (but the first names are totally different) and variations (as it seems in all these old books) in quebec and evenutally moved to ontario, but i came across something from GOLDEN LAKE, and the document says the pigeau clan was accepted, and the name that goes with pigeau was a pierre shawaniprenesi and it even said something about a 1842 census, and yes there is an 1842 census but i can’t find any info. what i am trying to do is verify WHICH man i need to follow. i can’t imagine a family in L’assomption Qc being sent all the way to northern ontario to a reserve when there were plenty of reserves in quebec, right. so, do you have any suggestions of where i might be able to find what i am looking for??????


    Comment by shiela | March 29, 2019 | Reply

    • Good morning,
      This would take some thinking and I’m presently trying to move a lot of material from my computer to this site. I will come back to all my comments in a few weeks.
      In the meantime, good luck!


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | March 29, 2019 | Reply

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