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The Godins | 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.


Jean-Rene Godin dit Valcour married about 1762 Angelique Bergeron in Cacouna and they are the parents of the Caraquet pioneers Jean Baptiste and Antoine. Continue reading

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French-Canadian Pioneers: The Godins of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers



Elie Godin / Gaudin  | Esther Ramage

March 22nd, 1639 La Rochelle Continue reading

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The Godins | 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  🙂


New Brunswick founding families - The Godins of Shippegan


There are three early Godin couples in Shippegan – Alexandre Godin (prob. the son of Pierre Godin  and Ann Robertson) and Anne DeGrace, Pierre Godin (son of Jean-Baptiste Godin and Rosalie Theriault) and Anne Robertson (daughter of James Robertson and Helene Morrison).

Alexandre Godin and Anne DeGrace‘s children included:


William (m. Philomene McLaughlin, daughter of Robert McLaughlin and Martha LeBreton),

  • Anne, 
  • Felicite Godin (m. Micael LeBreton, son of William LeBreton and Marguerite Basque),
  • Marie (m. Joseph Bernard (son of Joseph Bernard and Marie Gallant),
  • Philomene (m. Ferdinand Losier, son of Prosper Losier and Susanne Robichaud),
  • Joseph (m. Helene Robinson, daughter of Thomas Robinson and Olive Brault),
  • Pierre, 
  • Eugene,
  • Lange, 
  • Luce, 
  • Francois


Pierre Godin and Anne Robertson‘s children were:

  • James (m. Philomene Hache, daughter of Sebastien Hache and Marthe Chiasson),
  • Pierre (m. Marie Leger).



Related Posts

Index: Lameque, Miscou and Shippegan

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

The Degraces of Shippegan

The Godins of Shippegan

The Robichauds of Shippegan

French-Canadian Pioneers: The Godins of Quebec

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History




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