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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.

Their great-great-grandson Charles Gauvin is the ancestor of the Caraquet, Inkerman and Lameque Gauvins. Charles (son of Charles-Francois Gauvin and Marthe Belanger) married Madeleine Paulin (daughter of Jean-Baptiste Paulin and Isabelle Gasse).


Their children were:

  • Rose (died in infancy),
  • Reine  (m. about 1798, Paul Cormier, son of Jean Cormier and Anastasie Aucoin)
  • Charles (m.1808,  Monique Landry, daughter of Thadee Landry and Madeleine Legere)
    • Augustin (died in childhood)
    • Charles (m. 1838, Elisabeth Vienneau, daughter of Louis Vienneau and Marguerite Robichaud) and (m. Francoise Caissie, daughter of Francois Caissie and Lisette Noel)
    • Joseph (m. about 1836, Henriette Blanchard, daughter of Raphael Blanchard and Pelagie Doucet) and (m. 1839, Ursule Theriault, daughter of Pierre Theriault and Marguerite Hache)
    • Marie Olympe (m. 1835, Pierre Duguay, son of Jean-Baptiste Duguay and Marie-Louise Boulet of Lameque)
    • Hilaire Hegesippe (m. about 1849, Adelaide Duguay)
    • Marie Esther (m. 1839, Aime Dugas, son of Amand Dugas and Francoise Theriault)
    • Elie (born 1821)
    • Lazare (married about 1847, Seraphie Hache)
  • Pelagie (m 1808,. Maxime Landry, son of Thadee Landry and Madeleine Legere)
  • Scholastique (m.1812, Pierre Godin, formerly married to Henriette Theriault)
  • Marie Melanie (m.1813, Joseph Theriault, son of Pierre Theriault and Marguerite Pinet)
  • Joseph (m. 1820, Marie Marthe Boudreau, daughter of Sylvain Boudreau  and Judith Blanchard, 1820)
    • Marie Anastasie (born 1822)
    • Joseph Hubert (m. 1847, Anne Mailloux, daughter of Louis Mailloux and Anne Albert)
    • Suzanne (m. m. 1847, Pascal Hache, son of Francois Hache and Nathalie Thibodeau)
    • Pierre (m. 1857, Celeste dite Odile Poirier, daughter of Edouard Poirier and Colette Theriault)
    • Charles Prospere (m. 1864, Henriette Blanchard, daughter of Pierre Blanchard and Marguerite Losier)
    • Joseph (m.born 1832)
    • Joyeux (m. m. 1857, Appoline Poirier, daughter of Edouard Poirier and Colette Theriault)
    • Madeleine (m. m. 1857, Marcel Legere, son of Jean-Baptiste Legere and Genevieve Dugas)
    • Osias (m. m. 1864, Luce Landry, daughter of Omer Landry and Felicite Legere)
    • Dosithee (m. m. 1868, Olive Legere, daughter of Jean-Baptiste Legere and Genevieve Dugas)
    • Romaine (m. m. 1866, Pierre Legere, son of Joseph Legere and Marguerite Theriault)
  • Marie-Rose (m. 1817, Edouard Godin, son of Alexandre Godin and Marie Cormier of Pokemouche)
    • Joseph Edouard (m. about 1838, Theotiste Robichaud, daughter of Andre Robichaud and Veronique Poirier) and (m. Marie Cormier, widow of Andre Resch)
    • Marie Celeste (m. about 1843, Francois-D’Assise Landry, daughter of Elie Landry and Marie-Cecile Blanchard)
    • Marie Claire (born 1821)
    • Marie (m. about 1843, Pascal Landry, son of Michel Landry and Marguerite Allard)
    • Genevieve (m. m 1846, Joseph Caissie, son of Joseph Caissie and Josette Vienna)
    • Israel (m. 1852, Monique Landry)
    • Marcelline (m. about 1850, Macaire Godin, son of Jean-Baptiste Godin and Genevieve Theriault)
    • Tharsile (1856, Gedeon Landry, son of David Landry and Antoinette Allard_
  • Claire (m. 1820, Joachim Theriault, son of Victor Theriault and Julie Thibodeau)
  • Pierre (died in infancy)



Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Gauvin family pictures [Arvene (Arsene?) Gauvin, son of Hilaire Gauvin, pg. 263],  [Jos. Gauvin, pg.247]



Related Posts – New Brunswick

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Index: St-Joachim Cemetery – Bertrand

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Index: Headstones of St. Augustin Roman Catholic Cemetery

Index: Headstones of Simon & St. Jude Cemetery


Related Posts – Quebec

The Battle of Riviere-Ouelle (1690)

Riviere-Ouelle: Une Paroisse Canadienne au XVII Siecle

Quebec Acadian Family Tree: Pierre Theriault m. Louise Genevieve Gauvin.

Quebec Acadian Family Trees: Jean Theriault & Josette Berube

Leger Marriages Extracted From A Canadian Family Tree Database

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History


External Links

Gauvins in the 1881 Census – Caraquette 

Gauvins in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

Geauvins in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

NB Vital Records – Gauvins in Gloucester County 



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