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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). Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Deveaus of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

 

 

Claude Deveau / Devault / Retor | Marie-Madeleine Gendron

February 1st, 1742 Ste-Anne-de-Perade Continue reading

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