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The Carons | Pioneers of Caraquet

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

These micro posts present the first generation of each of the families that established 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 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 extra information by leaving a comment underneath this post.


Marcel Caron and his first wife Rosalie Vicq were the earliest Caraquet Carons. Marcel was from the Jersey Islands. He was a blacksmith and tinsmith. The couple were married in 1886. Marcel next married Marie Paulin (daughter of Gervais Paulin and Marie Doiron). In 1881 he was living with his family in the home of Gervais H. Lanteigne and a fellow Jersey Islander by the name of John Lloyd. He later became the owner of what had been the English school and turned it into a home.


Marcel Caron and Rosalie Vicq’s children were:

  • Georges Josue (b. 1880)
  • Anne Louise (m.1901, Andre Arsenault, son of Vital Arsenault and Louise Ferguson)
  • Marie Josephine Aimee (b.1885)
  • Leontine F. Lanteigne (adopted daughter) (m. 1921Elie H. Cormier, son of Honore Cormier and Charlotte Doiron)



Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Caron family pictures: [Marcel Caron and wife Marie Doiron, Anne Caron, Leontine Lanteigne, pg. 63]



Related Posts – New Brunswick

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History


Related Posts – Other

French Canadian Pioneers: The Carons of Quebec


External Links

Carons in the 1901 Census – Gloucester

NB Vital Records – Carons in Gloucester 




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


  1. My maiden name is Kim Caron born in
    Collingwood from John Caron who was from Maurice Caron. I am trying to start
    To trace my family and was hoping
    for some information . Thank you


    Comment by Kim Schleifer | February 26, 2019 | Reply

    • Hello Kim,
      can you tell me where Collingwood is specifically?
      Thank you,


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | February 26, 2019 | Reply

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