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The Carrets | 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


Note: Fidele Theriault lists the following variations for this surname: Carry, Kerey, Querry, Querret and Tiret.

The Caraquet Carrets descend from Jean-Baptiste Carret (son of Simon Carret and Marguerite Gautreau) and Charlotte Brideau (daughter of Louis Brideau and Marie-Therese Thomas who were married in 1789. It’s believed that they came from the Carret family that were found in Beaubassin and Ile St. Jean before 1755.

Jean-Baptiste and Charlotte had the following children:

  • Beloni (born 1792)
  • Laurent (m. 1823, Marie-Reine Audet, daughter of Gabriel Audet and Charlotte Leblanc)
  • Marie Ursule (born 1797)
  • Hubert (born 1800)
  • David (m. 1827, Cecile Robichaud, daughter of Jean Robichaud and Marie Bourgeois)
  • Marie-Reine (born 1805)


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Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

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