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The Doucets | Pioneer Families 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.

 

The first Doucet in Caraquet was Etienne Doucet. He was said to have been born in Quebec. In about 1803 married a daughter of Pierre Landry and Marguerite Allain –  Marie Landry  – and settled down in St. Anne du Bocage. Fidele Theriault says that he  was probably related to the Bathurst Doucets. A personal note – these are my maternal ancestors. Continue reading

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The Brideaus | 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.

 

 

The first Caraquet Brideaus were Louis Brideau (son of Jean-Hilaire Brideau and Marie-Joseph Paquet of Charlesbourg, Quebec and Marie-Therese Thomas (daughter of Jacques Thomas and Therese Pepin). They were married in 1756 in Charlesbourg. Continue reading

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The Briands | Pioneer Families 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.

 

 

Francois Briand was from Quebec. He married Justine Martin, daughter of Jean-Baptiste Martin and Sara Maclean. It’s believed that Justine was a relative of Captain Joseph Blanchard’s wife Olive Laurent because in 1871 the Briands were living there. Continue reading

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The Canivets | Pioneer Families 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.

 

 

The first Caraquet Canivets were Jean Canivet  and Agnes Bouthillier, daughter of Joseph Bouthillier, and Angelique Giraud dit St-Jean. It’s believed that this might be the Jean Canivet who was from Normandy and who was living at one point in Lorembec (Cape Breton).

Their child was: Continue reading

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The Paulins | Pioneer Families 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.

 

The Caraquet Paulins are originally from Belavance, Rimouski, Quebec where the surname was spelled Poulin. Jean-Baptiste’s parents were Jean-Baptiste Poulin and Marie Gagne of Belavance, Rimouski. He settled in Caraquet in 1784 when he received a land grant of 500 acres. Continue reading

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The Chiassons | Pioneer Families 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.

 

 

The Chiassons are one of the oldest Acadian families in Canada. The Caraquet Chiassons descend from  Guyon Chiasson dit Lavallee (son of Pierre Chiasson and Marie Peroche of La Rochelle, France) and Marie Belliveau (daughter of Antoine Belliveau and Andree Guyon) who were married in Port-Royal, Acadia about 1665. Continue reading

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The Gauvins | Pioneers of Caraquet

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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.

 

 

The Caraquet Gauvins originally came from the parish of Ancient-Lorette (Quebec City outskirts). The Quebec ancestor of this family was Jean Gauvin (son of Louis Gauvin and Anne Delepine of La Rochelle, France) and he married Anne Magnon in Quebec in 1665. Continue reading

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The Gauthiers | 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.

 

 

Louis Gauthier was from France and was the son of Nicolas Gauthier and Catherine Gerard. He is said to have been part of Napoleon’s Grande Armee and to have taken part in the Battle of Waterloo. Continue reading

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