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The Savoies | 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.


Francois Savoie, son of Jean/Ian Savoie and Anne Landry, came from Neguac. Francois and his wife Anne Poirier (prob. daughter of Charles Poirer) were married and then moved to Caraquet at some point in the 1790s.


Their children were:

  • Theotiste (m. Jean-Baptiste Robichaud, son of Jean-Baptiste Robichaud and Felicite Cyr, 1797)
  • Marie Venerande (m. Cyrille Legere, son of Olivier Legere and Marie-Joseph Hebert, about 1798)
  • Adelaide (m. Charles Robichaud)




Related Posts

The Savoies | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History


External Links

Savoies in the 1901 census – Gloucester 

NB Vital Records – Savoies in Gloucester



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The Savoies | 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  🙂


Savoie Genealogy | Shippegan early settlers


The first Savoies settled in the village of the Robichauds in an area that was eventually renamed Savoy Landing. The first settlers were Joseph Savoie and his first wife Isabelle Anastasie Robichaud (daughter of Jean-Baptiste Robichaud and Felicity Cyr) and his second wife Suzanne Roussel (widow of Jean Desroches). Continue reading

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