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The LeBretons | 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.


Charles (also known as Emmanuel) and Marie Henriette Le Breton are the earliest known couple.

They had the following children:


  • Jean / Johnny (m.1860,  Philomene Frigault, formerly married to Julien Brianceau)
  • Phoebee
  • Samuel
  • Rose (m. 1869, Honore Morais, son of Augustin Morais and Modeste Gallien).


Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following LeBreton family pictures:   [Mrs. and Mrs. Augustazade LeBreton, pg.332]


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

Lebretons in 1901 Census – Gloucester

Lebritons in 1901 Census – Gloucester 

NB Vital Records – Lebretons in Gloucester




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  1. Hello I stumbled upon your site seeing that your ancestors the LeBret St. Amand are the same as mine. I am desperately trying to figure out the St. Amand name, how it ended in France and make the connection to the lebre in Canada. I’m hoping you can give me some insight on the St. Amand name and the connections to France. Diana


    Comment by Diana St. Amand/Simard | March 4, 2021 | Reply

  2. Hello Cynthia and Evelyn through DNA testing before Louis Thibault and Marie Jones, there was Joseph Francois Thibault and Euphemie Banville. Euphemie was born in Oct 8 1808, and Joseph in 1800. They had more than 10 children, from there we have to search and from there you can trace the Thibaults all the way back to France.

    Meegwetch Glen


    Comment by Glen Forgie | March 16, 2021 | Reply

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