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The Guignards | Pioneers of Caraquet

Index: Caraquet, New Brunswick


Pierre Guignard (aka Dignard) was the son of Pierre Guignard and Genevieve Mignier dit Lagace of Kamouraska, Quebec. Pierre married Marie Bourg (daughter of Joseph Bourg and Catherine Comeau) in Bonaventure, Quebec. After her death he married Anne Daigle (widow of Jean Chrysostome Chiasson) in Lameque, New Brunswick.

Pierre Guignard and Marie Bourg had the following children: Pierre Michel (m. Marguerite Savoie, daughter of Joseph Savoie and Marguerite Bujold, and then Madeleine Robichaud, daughter of Jean Robichaud and Marie Bourgeois), Victoire (m. Frederic Bourdages, son of Benjamin Bourdages and Esther Bujold), Marie Genevieve (m. Thomas Power, son of James Power and Marguerite Quinlan), Joseph, Esther (m. Jean-Louis Duguay), Jean-Baptiste (m. Judith Savoie), Rufin (m. Madeleine Grenier, son of Francois Grenier and Victooire Grenier), Marguerite (m. Edouard Godin), Marie-Celeste (m. Francois David), Marie-Claire (m. Benjamin Robichaud, son of Jean Robichaud and Marie Bourgeois, Urbain.


Related Posts

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

French Canadian Pioneers: The Guignards of Quebec

Index: Headstones of Val Brillant (Matapedia, Bas-St-Laurent, Quebec)

Index: Headstones at Petite-Riviere-de-l’Isle in Lameque (Gloucester, N.B.)

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History


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.


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