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The Canivets | 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 first Caraquet Canivets were Jean Canivet  and Agnes Bouthillier, daughter of Joseph Bouthillier, and Angelique Giraud dit St-Jean. It’s believed that this might be the Jean Canivet who was from Normandy and who was living at one point in Lorembec (Cape Breton).

Their child was: Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Lalancettes

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec



Antoine Lalancette | Marie-Genevieve Landry

January 10th, 1757 Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. mil., troupes de Montcalm, de Guyenne, de Nau] Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Claveaus of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec


CLAVEAU French Canadian Pioneers: The Claveaus of Quebec


Jean-Baptiste Claveau | Marie-Louise Doyon

November 26th,1760 Quebec (Notre-Dame) Continue reading

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The Noels | 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  🙂

Noel Family Pioneers in Shippegan, New Brunswick | Genealogy


The first Noels in Shippegan were Jean-Bernard Noel (son of Benoit Noel and Agathe Parent) and his two wives Genevieve Cote and then Marie Garant. They were settled on Lameque Island. Jean Noel (as he was known) and Agathe Parent had at least the following children:  Francois (m. Joseph Poulin, son of Joseph Poulin and Continue reading

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D’Amour, Parent, Reid | Cimetiere Sainte-Philomene (Mercier, Roussillon, QC)

D'Amour Parent Reid Headstone Ste Philomene Mercier Monteregie Quebec



NE 26 AOUT 1852  DEC. 7 JUILLET 1918



NEE 24 JUILLET 1853  DEC. 14 JUIN 1908



NEE 29 NOV. 1826  DEC. 18 MAI 1908




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French Canadian Pioneers: The Parents of Quebec

 Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers


Mathurin Parent  |  Jeanne Boucher

January 12th, 1688

[Occ. master carpenter] Continue reading

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Blondeau m. Bedard, Quebec City | Evelyn in Montreal

Lynn Kenyon needed information about Eusebe Blondeau married to Marie Bedard 1854 St.Roch de Quebec and their son Joseph Eusebe Blondeau married 1876 same, to Marie Louise L’Heureux. Continue reading

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