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The St. Pierres (dit Dessein) | 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 St. Pierres descend from Joseph St. Pierre dit Dessein, son of Jean-Raphael St. Pierre and Madeleine Santerre of Ste-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere, Quebec and Julie Levesque, daughter of Benoit Levesque and Marie LeBrun. They were married in Riviere-Ouelle on April 10th, 1809. The couple settled in Bertrand, but their offspring settled in Pokemouche. Continue reading

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