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The Nixons | 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 Caraquet Nixons descend from Robert Watson Nixon of Downpatrick, North Ireland (son of Robert Nixon and Mary Watson) and Jane Blackhall (son of James Blackhall and Mary Synnet). They were married in about 1856.

Their children were: Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Lelievres of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

 

Lelievres - Quebec pioneers

 

Guillaume Lelièvre  |  Marie Millet

August 22nd, 1640 Honfleur Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Renards of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

QUEBEC SURNAMES: Proulx + Fournier, Pinel, Sebile | LOCATIONS: Quebec, Blois (France) | Vintage postcard of Quebec City's Chateau Frontenac

 

Georges Renard / Duplessis / Regnard   | Marie Leroy

March 31st, 1686 Paris Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers | The Gaudreaus of Quebec

 

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

French Canadian surnames: Gaudreau, Gautererau, Leroy Location: Quebec City

 

Gilles Gaudreau / Gautereau  |  Anne de la Vieville

October 15th, 1671 Ste-Famille (Ile d’Orleans) Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Roussels of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers
Index: Filles du Roi

 

QUEBEC SURNAMES: Baquet, Beaudry, Berube, Deslauriers, Filles du Roi, Leroy, Morin, Roussel | LOCATIONS: Quebec, St. Vallier, Montreal, St. Michel-de-Bellechasse | Vintage postcard of Riviere Ouelle.

 

Adrien Roussel | Catherine Beaudry

January 26th, 1757 Montreal (Notre-Dame) Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Bouchards of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Sillery | Bouchard surnames | early Quebec settlers

 

Claude Bouchard / Dorval  |  Genevieve Hayot

about 1650, Sillery

[Occ. surgeon]

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Roys of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Index: Filles du Roi

QUEBEC SURNAMES: Roy + Aube Aubert, Auclair, Chatellerault, Deschalets, Ducharme, Dumets, Filles du Roi, Forin, Lacasse, Leblond, Ledran, Lelievre, Leroy, Major, Mallet(te), Manseau, Roiroux, Roy, Roy Native Ojibway LOCATIONS: Charlesbourg, Quebec, Montreal, Lachine, Contrecoeur, La Rochelle(France) | Vintage postcard of Eglise St.Louis de France, Montreal, Quebec

 

Andre Roy / Ray / Bellerose / Jolibois | Marie-Josephe Auclair

September 8th, 1752, Charlesbourg Continue reading

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