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The Doucets | 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.


The first Doucet in Caraquet was Etienne Doucet. He was said to have been born in Quebec. In about 1803 married a daughter of Pierre Landry and Marguerite Allain –  Marie Landry  – and settled down in St. Anne du Bocage. Fidele Theriault says that he  was probably related to the Bathurst Doucets. A personal note – these are my maternal ancestors. Continue reading

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The Doucets | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

This is a series of micro posts about the pioneers of Shippagan in Gloucester County, New Brunswick. Each post is organized around initial information from Msg. Donat Robichaud’s Le Grand Chipagan: Histoire de Shippagan, supplemented with genealogical data from F. Theriault’s Les Families de Caraquet and is now being gradually enriched with information from other sources. These are mostly French-language sources and some aren’t easily available, so if you need more information please leave your questions in a comment box below  🙂



I descend from the Shippegan Doucets through my maternal grandmother. Continue reading

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