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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.

The founding Caraquet couple are Joseph Chiasson (son of Francois Chiasson and Anne Doucet) and Anne Hache (daughter of Charles Hache and Genevieve Laverne).

They had the following children:

  • Genevieve (m.about 1766, Rene Bouthillier, son of Joseph Bouthillier  and Angelique Giraud dit St-Jean)
  • Nicolas (m.1784,  Genevieve Gionet, daughter of Francois Gionet and Anne LeVicaire)
  • Jean Chrysostome (m. Anne Daigle, daughter of Jean-Baptiste Daigle and Marie Trahan)
  • Pelagie / Helene (m.about 1793, Louis Paulin, son of Jean-Baptiste Paulin and Elisabeth Gasse) and then (m.1810, Francois Frigault, son of Pierre Frigault and Josette Bouthillier)
  • Adelaide (m.1792, Joseph Hache, son of Louis Hache and Anne Chiasson)
  • Louise-Divine / Ludivine (m.1792, Joseph Paulin, son of Jean-Baptiste Paulin and Elisabeth Gasse)
  • Paul (m.1797, Elisabeth Roussi, daughter of Leon Roussi and Anne Chapadeau)
  • Beloni (m.1807, Felicite Albert, daughter of Pierre Albert and Genevieve Denis)
  • Rene (m.aoubt 1813, Marie Gobeille)


Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Chiasson family pictures: [Mrs. Augustin Chiasson, maiden name Charlotte Duguay, pg. 64],   [Jean-Baptiste Chiasson, Joseph(Bob) Chiasson, Ferdinand Chiasson, sons of Pierre Chiasson, son of Aime Chiasson, pg.64],   [Jacob Chiasson, Romain Chiasson, son of Jos Chiasson, Olivier R. Chiasson, Osias Chiasson, John P. Chiasson, pg. 115],   [Joseph Chiasson, son of Romain Chiasson, pg. 116], [Joseph G. Chiasson, pg.247],  [Jos G. Chiasson, pg. 255],  [Joseph A. Chiasson, pg.377],  [Gervais Chiasson, pg.377].

Notes: Mgr Donat Robichaud Genealogical and Historical Research Collection (FR):  [Chiasson, Jacques J.,1899, Bas-Caraquet, Joseph Doucet, Joseph N. Lanteigne and Jacques J. Chiasson left for the Chatham worksites. Augustin P. Gionet, Richard R. Gionet and Maurice F. Lanteigne left for the Boiestown worksites]  [Chiasson, Philippe, 1938, Rufin Boudreau, Philippe Chiasson and Raoul Poirier are taking summer courses at Bathurst College]  [Chiasson, Philippe,1941, Since this June several teachers have enrolled in the airforce: David (son of Moise Parise), Leonard (son of Lange Hache), Rufin and Lorenzo (sons of Jimmy Boudreau). Others joined the army: Philippe (son of Henri Chiasson), Raoul and Paul (sons of Charles Poirier).]


Related Posts

The Chiassons | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index:  Miscou  St-Antoine-de-Padoue Cemetery

Index: Lameque, Miscou and Shippegan

An Acadian In Caughnawaga: Charles-Gedeon Giasson/Chiasson

William Chiasson, Caraquet N.B. | Evelyn in Montreal

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History


External Links

Chiassons in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

NB Vital Records – Chiassons in Gloucester 



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