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The Comeaus | 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. For additional information including precise dates and following generations, please leave your questions in a comment box below.


Caraquet history


There were two early lines of Comeaus in Caraquet.

The earliest couple was David Comeau (son of Carolus Comeau and Anastasie Carret of Tracadie) and Olive Young (daughter of John Young of Bathurst). They were married about 1811. They had the following children:

  • Samuel (m. 1861, Julie Brideau)
  • Anne / Annie (m. 1877, Alex Paulin, son of Alexis Paulin), formerly married to Monique Chiasson)
  • Sara (m. about 1841, Odilon Paulin, son of Francois-D’Assise Paulin and Veronique Hache)
  • Elisabeth (born about 1843)
  • Adeline / Dina (remained single)
  • Henri (born about 1847)
  • Olive (m. about 1883, Denis McGrath, formerly married to Priscille Savoie)


The next  Comeau couple were Francois-Xavier Comeau (son of Perry Comeau and Monique Doucet of Petit-Rocher) and his first wife Maria Page. After Maria’s death, Francois-Xavier married Laurette Cormier (daughter of Xavier Cormier and Valerie Legere).

The children below are all from Francois-Xavier Comeau’s first marriage to  Maria Page.

  • Omer (a doctor)
  • Romeo 
  • Dorina 
  • Jean-Ignace-Evariste 
  • Marie Hedwidge Estelle (m. John Francis Ash, son of John Ash and Isabella Michaud of St. Jean)


Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Comeau family pictures:  [F.X. Comeau, pg. 255]




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Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History





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