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The Deveaus | 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


The Caraquet Deveaus descend from the carpenter Firmin Deveau (son of Joseph Deveau and Rose Michaud), most likely from Kamouraska, Quebec) and Marie-Joseph Beaulieu (daughter of Mathurin Beaulieu and Marie Guerette). The couple were married about 1800, and arrived in Caraquest in 1816. In the following years they moved first to Restigouche (1819) and then St. Basile, Madawaska (1826).

Their children were:

  • Michel (m. 1826, Olive Letourneau, daughter of Charles Letourneau and Marthe Bernard)
  • Pierre (m. 1832, Sophie Lagace, daughter of Raphael Lagace and Marie Anne Guerette)
  • Germain (m. 1833, Virginie Audet, daughter of Angelique LaPointe)
  • Suzanne (born 1819 in Restigouche)
  • Francois (twin of Liboire, died as infant)
  • Liboire (born 1816, twin of Francois)
  • Nazaire (m. 1837, Suzanne Sirois, daughter of Jean-Baptiste Sirois and Adelaide Mercure) and (m. 1854, Virginie Lizotte, daughter of Pierre Lizotte and Olive Thibodeau)



Related Posts

French Canadian Pioneers: The Deveaus of Quebec

 (includes First Nations Deveau links)

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History


External Links

NB Vital Records – Deveaus in Gloucester 



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