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The Cyrs | 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.



Felix Cyr (son of Pierre Cyr and Rose Gaudet) and Marthe Lambert (daughter of Jean Lambert and Rosalie Chamberland). This couple were from Quebec and we know that Felix Cyr was born in Paspebiac on September 1st, 1813. The couple had been married in Newport, Quebec on June 1st, 1837.

Felix Cyr and Marthe Lambert had two children:

  • Felix Cyr (m. 1858, Antoinette Gionet, daughter of Pierre Gionet and Helene Thebault, previously married to  Joachim Jean) and then (m. 1901, Caroline Gallien, previously married to Vital Lanteigne) and then (m. 1903, Philomene Godin, previously married to Pierre Plourde)
  • Ambroise Cyr (born September 20th, 1839 in Newport, Quebec).

Felix Cyr and Antoinette Gionet had the following children:

  • Marie (m. 1900, Georges Gionet, son of Jules Gionet, previously married to Celina Doiron)
  • Marthe (m. 1888, Xavier Paulin, son of Hubert Paulin and Olive LeBreton)
  • Helene (died, infancy)
  • Felix (m. 1897, Caroline Gionet, daughter of Louis Gionet and Marie Paulin)
  • Maxime (m. 1894, Justine Desroches, daughter of Thomas Desroches and Marie Paulin of Tignish, Prince Edward Island)
  • Helene (died, infancy)
  • Marie Antoinette (m. 1903, Urbain Gionet, son of Ozaire Gionet and Marie Plourde)
  • Marcellin (m. 1902, Marie Gionet, daughter of Louis Gionet and Marie Paulin) and (m.1909, Marguerite Gionet, daughter of Honore and Olive Gionet).


Notes: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Cyr family pictures:

[Felix Cyr, pg. 263]


Related Posts – New  Brunswick

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History


Related Posts – Quebec

French Canadian Pioneers: The Cyrs of Quebec

They Passed Through Kahnawake: Pierre St-Cyr and Clara Desjardins

Lay In Ambush (1911) Surnames: Beaudin, Bourette, Cyr, Jocks, St-Mars


External Links

NB Vital Records – Cyrs in Gloucester



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