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The Friolets | 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 Friolets have an interesting backstory. Victor Friolet was born in France about 1798. He lived first on Miscou Island. Family tradition says that he was saved (along with two other sailors) from a sinking ship. He shows up in the Fruing company books in 1833. In 1841 he married Venerande Paulin who was Jean Michon’s widow. Victor Friolet died in the 1863 typhoid epidemic.

Victor Friolet and Venerande Paulin settled in her homestead in Bas-Caraquet. Their children were:

  • Luc/Luco (m. 1871, Anne Forbes, daughter of Joseph Forbes and Delphine Lanteigne of Lameque, 1845)
    • Luc / Luco (m. 1895, Alma Legere, daughter of Lazare Legere and Julie Poirier)
    • Joseph (m. 1889, Vitaline Legere, daughter of Marcel Legere and Madeleine Gauvin) and (1910, Marie-Anne Gallien, daughter of Philias Gallien and Theotiste Lanteigne)
    • Henri (m. 1901, Philomene Lanteigne) and (m. Laura Legere)
    • Clarisse (m. 1901, Joseph Chiasson, daughter of Joseph Chiasson and Luce Chiasson)
    • Marie-Anne (m. 1906, Jacques Jimmie Chiasson, son of Joseph Chiasson and Luce Chiasson)
    • Francoise (m. 1902, Cesaire Albert, son of Pierre Chiasson and Francois Robichaud)
    • Francois-Xavier (born 1884)
    • Marie Agathe (m. 1908, Jacob Chiasson, son of Joseph Chiasson and Luce Chiasson)
    • Francois-Xavier (m. 1918, Lydia Mazerolle, daughrter of Jean Mazerolle and Caroline Albert)
    • Martin (m. Elisa Doucet, daughter of Jacques Doucet and Aurelie Grignard)
  • Jean-Clement (m. 
  • Josue (m. Celina Gionet, daughter of Honore Gionet and Marcelline Hache, 1878)
    • Marcelline (m. 1900, Joseph Doucet, son of Frederic Doucet and Monique Lanteigne)
    • Elisabeth (m. 1905, Thomas Cormier, son of Jean-Louis Cormier and Marie-Rose Landry)
    • Josue Jos (m. 1911, Marcelline LeBouthillier, daughter of Pierre LeBouthillier and Christine Gionet)



Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Friolet family pictures: [Luc L. Friolet, Mrs. Luc Friolet, Joseph Friolet, pg. 115]

Notes: Mgr Donat Robichaud Genealogical and Historical Research Collection (FR): [Friolet, Xavier Mrs.,1937, Mrs. Xavier Friolet of Bath, Maine, along with her sons Luc and Joseph Friolet, is visiting her parents.]  [Friolet, Medard,1957, On August 30th, a large shark was caught by Medard Friolet of Caraquet-Cener along with his companions Philippe Lanteigne and Albet and Yvon Friolet. It was tangled in a net and measured 20 feet long and weighed 7,000 pounds. It was dragged to the Caraquet wharf.]



Related Posts

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

Friolets in the 1901 Census – Gloucester

NB Vital Records – Friolets in Gloucester 




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