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The Blanchards | 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 Blanchards descend from Acadians who came originally from Martaize (Loudun, France) and who had settled in  Port-Royal, Acadia in about 1636. The Caraquet Blanchards descend from Olivier Blanchard (son of Rene Blanchard and Marguerite Theriault of Grand Pre) and his wife Catherine Admirault dit Miraud. They first appear in Caraquet records with the birth of their daughter Julie in 1780. Olivier Blanchard and Catherine Admirault were married in about 1752. Continue reading

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY – A Canadian Family marriages of Jan. 11th

A selection of January 11th marriages

from church records

1762 – 1921 

(surnames standardized)


Andre / St Amant, Thomas and Leger / Parisien, Francoise

(11 Jan 1762, St-Anne-de-Bellevue Montreal-Island  Quebec CAN)

Comeau, Armand and Coulombe, Veronique Continue reading

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