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The Paulins | 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 Caraquet Paulins are originally from Belavance, Rimouski, Quebec where the surname was spelled Poulin. Jean-Baptiste’s parents were Jean-Baptiste Poulin and Marie Gagne of Belavance, Rimouski. He settled in Caraquet in 1784 when he received a land grant of 500 acres. Continue reading

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