Acadian Family Names 1700 to 1755 and Variations

The following list consists of the names of all families, including those of couples who left no surviving descendants, who resided in continental Acadia between 1700 and 1755. These are all the families known to us who were (or, who might have been) among the approximately 13,000 Acadians involved in the Dispersion, whether deported or displaced in that tragic occurrence.

Such a list cannot but be incomplete, due to the loss during Dispersion or subsequently of a substantial number of the documentary sources that would normally identify the individuals who made up the Acadian population throughout the half century. Particularly significant is the absence of census records for Acadia after 1714. Researchers have been able to reconstruct parts of the population of the colony through consultation of surviving parish records, but recourse to a wide variety of other sources has been, and as research goes on , continues to be necessary, to fill-in gaps in our knowledge. Such families, especially those who only settled in Acadia in the last quarter century before the disaster of 1755, are only identified as Acadians by documents concerning the exiles in Québec, France, the British American colonies, the West Indies, French Guyana or Louisiana. Many of these documents are just now coming to light, due to the assiduous searching of certain descendants determined to trace their Acadian connections. In some cases it is nonetheless still quite difficult to determine whether the family name actually would have been known in Acadia, or whether it only was added to the roster of Acadians during the long years of wandering in exile.

It must be noted that this list (found in the section “Those Who Disappeared” below), includes the names of only those families who were part of the civilian population of Acadia, those of the families of the military who left long before the Depression in 1710 having been intentionally.

The origin of our Acadian families, especially the oldest and largest among them, are but little known. For the entire period for which Acadia was colonized, only two passenger lists dating from 1636 and 1641, and one church register covering the years 1679 to 1686, are available to us. Our censuses, beginning in 1671, permit us to reconstruct the first three or four generations of each of our principal families, but they provide no information, contrary to the censuses of Plaisance and some later enumeration, for example, regarding origins, except in very exceptional instances. For genealogical purposes the absence for the early period of the records of marriages, or marriage contracts which normally form the most reliable sources of such information, is the chief difficulty one encounters. The marriages recorded at Port-Royal from 1702, at Grand-Pré from 1707, and Beaubassin from 1712, provide us with some samples of what we would find if all the registers had survived. Unfortunately, none of these three parishes just named, had all of its records and no registers survived at all for Cobeguit, the two churches at Pisiquit, the Rivière-aux-Canards, Chipoudy, the Pointe-de-Beauséjour, Tintamarre, Chebogue, or any of the lesser missions of old Acadia. Of course most Acadian families are of French origin. Even in the case of those for no precise origin is known, proof of this is given in many instances, by the Déclarations of the Acadians settled on Belle-Ile-en-Mer, wherein a substantial number of the first ancestors to live in Acadia, are uniformly described as “having come from France” (for example, Babin, Blanchard, Daigre, Dupuis, Terriot).

Nevertheless, the exceptions to this rule are perhaps more interesting than those conforming to the norm. Among these exceptional families of Basque origin (Arosteguy, Bastarache, Ozelet) as well as one that is Spanish (Gousman) and two that are Portuguese (Mirande, Rodrigue). There are also several Irish families (Caissy/Casey, Guénard/Gainer, Long, Onel/O’Neale), three English (Druce, Granger, Hensaule/Henshaw), one Scottish (Jeanson/Johnson), one Flemish (Pitre), one from the Channel Islands (Semer), and even one from Croatia (Mathieu). It is also interesting to note that at least two families that may not seem to be French (Egan, Melanson) are nonetheless, of proven French origin!

A number of names on the list would be immediately recognized as Acadian names everywhere Acadians have settled. These included the names of the families with the most numerous descendants such as theLeBlanc’s, the Landry’s, the Hebert’s, the Boudrot’s and the Richard’s. These families are of course quite important on a statistical basis. There also appear on the list, the names of a number of families whose members played extraordinary roles in Acadian history. Besides the families of the hereditary nobility, or the seigneurial class (d’Abbadie de Saint-Castin, D’Amours, Denys, Le Borgne de Bélisle, LeNeuf de La Vallière, Mius d’Entremont and Turgis de Saint-Étienne de la Tour), who bring a certain amount of blue, even royal blood into the veins of some Acadians, there are families of the corsairs (Guyon, Maisonnat, Morpain), those of the heroes of the resistance against the British (Broussard, Maillet), as well as those of several victims of the French Revolution (Granger, Le Prince).

The above-noted was written by Stephen White for Parks Canada and permission to reproduce provided me by Stephen, as well as Portage Technologies Inc., producers of “The Acadia CD-ROM“. I am also grateful to Parks Canada for allowing reproduction.

The List (below)

The list is presented in three parallel columns. The column on the left (first column) contains an alphabetical list of Quebec surnames (family names), as found in sources such as baptismal and marriage registers and in repertories such as Jette, PRDH and Laforest. The center column (second column) contains spelling variations of the name in the first column, and only of that name.

The column on the right (third column) contains “dit” names for the name on the left, and only for that name. Spelling variations and “dit” names for the names on the right will be found where each of these names appears in the column on the left (first column). If a particular family name does not have any spelling variations nor any dit names, that will be noted in the respective columns.





Abel Abel, Abelle, Habel, Habele, Habelle Barbe, Benoit, Capel, Desjardins
Abraham Abraham,Abram, Abran, Habraham, Habran Cedula, Courville, Desmarais, Langevin, Pedrement
Achee Aché, Achée, Haché, Hachée, Harché, Harchey Chaveneau, Gallant, Hélot
Adam Adam, Adame, Adams, Adan Labranche, Laramée, Ledoux, Neuville
Alain Alain, Alen, Alin, Allain, Allen, Allin, Halin, Hélène Bissonnet, Fugère
Alarie Alarie,Alary, Grandalary, Grantalarie, Halari, Halarie, Halary, Lary Lafleur, Laramée, Legrand
Albert Alber, Albert, Allebert, Halbert Beaulieu, Lafontaine, Laroche, Perot, St-Aignan, St-Vincent
Alexandre Alescendre, Alexandre Bleau, Laliberté, Raux, St-Pierre
Allain Alain, Alin, Allain, Halain, Halin Briere, Dudemaine
Allaire Alair, Alaire, Aler, Alere, Allair, Allaire, Aller, Halaire, Halere, Hallaire Baril, Barrière, Labarre, Lart, Lavergne, Longpré
Allard Alard, Allard, Allart, Halard, Hallard Bary, Lavergne, Longpré, Méry
Amboise Amboise, Damboise, Dambroise Bergeron
Amiot Amiault, Amiot, Amiotte, Amyot Bocage, Hautmény, Larpinière, Lincour, Neuville, Villeneuve, Vincelot
Amirault Amireau, Amireault, Mero, Miraud, Mirau, Miraux, Mireau, Mireault, Moreau Delaboutonnière, Tourangeau
Amyot Amiault, Amiot, Amiotte, Amyot Bocage, Larpinière, Villeneuve
Arceneault Arceneau, Arcenault, Arcenaux, Arceneau, Arsenau, Arsenault, Arsenaut, Arseneaut, Arseneaux Deshaies, Joson, Quointino
Archambault Archambau, Archambaud, Archambaux, Archambeau, Archambeault, Archambaux, Arshambo, Archampbeault Gervais, Guibord, Janot, Sédilot, St-Martin
Arsenault Arceneau, Arcenault, Arcenaux, Arceneau, Arsenau, Arsenault, Arsenaut, Arseneaut, Arseneaux Deshaies, Joson, Quointino
Aubert Auber, Aubert, Haubert, Hobert, Obert DeGaspé, DelaChenaye, Duforillon, Forillon, Lachesnaye, Latousche
Aucoin Aucoin, Coin, Ocoin, Wedge No dit names listed
Ayot Ahiot, Aillot, Aiot, Ayotte, Hayot Baril, Godin, Houle, Lefebvre, Préville, St-Laurent
Babin Babain, Babin Cyr, Desaulniers, Deslauriers, Trottier
Barbe Barbay, Barbe, Barbes, Barbet Abel, Harel, Laforge, Lafortune
Barbeau Barbau, Barbault, Barbeau, Barbo, Barbot Boisdoré, Potvin
Baret Baret, Barette, Barrette Courville, Laroche, Rocheleau
Baron Baron, Barron, Lebaron Auger, Lupien
Barre Bare, Baree, Barre Jean
Barriault Bariau, Bariault, Barieau, Barillault, Barrillaut, Barillon, Barillot, Bario, Barrio Boisvert, Laforest, Lamarche, Potvin, Thibodeau
Barthelemy Bartelemy, Barthelemi, Barthelemy, Berthelemy Dauphin, David, Rosa, Rose
Baubien Baubien, Beaubien Desaulniers, Lariviere, Trottier
Baudin Baudin, Beaudin, Bodin Desjardins, Rochefort
Baudoin Baudoin, Baudouin, Beaudoin, Beaudouin, Bodoin, Bodouin, Bowdoin Lapommerais
Baudreau Baudereau, Baudrau, Baudrault, Baudreau, Baudriau, Baudrio, Baudro, Beaudreau, Beaudro, Bodreau Graveline, Labonté
Beaubien Baubien, Beaubien Desaulniers, Lariviere, Trottier
Beauchemin Beauchemain, Beauchemin Hus, Millet, Petit, Pinard, Raiche
Beaudet Baudet, Beaudet, Bodet, Bodette, Boudet Ducap, Postel
Beaudin Baudin, Beaudin, Bodin Desjardins, Rochefort
Beaudoin Baudoin, Baudouin, Beaudoin, Beaudouin, Bodoin, Bodouin, Bowdoin Lapommerais
Beaudreau Baudereau, Baudrau, Baudrault, Baudreau, Baudriau, Baudrio, Baudro, Beaudreau, Beaudro, Bodreau Graveline, Labonté
Beaulieu Baulieu, Baulieux, Beaulieu, Beaulieux Albert, Bertrand, Diercé, Gourdeau, Hudon, Lebel, Martin, Montpellier, Philippe
Beaumont Beaumon, Beaumont Couillard, Hébert, Pistolet
Beausoleil Beausoleil, Bosoleil Angard, Crespin, Guillemot, Malboeuf, Normandin, Rousseau, Sylvestre
Bechard Bechar, Bechard Granville
Belanger Belangé, Belanger, Belenger, Bellangé, Bellanger, Bellenger Bonsecours, Brisson, Delienne, Michand, St-Jean
Belisle Belisle, Bellisle Chevrefils, Gagnon, Germain, Goguet, Goyer, Lefebvre, Levasseur, Rotureau
Bellefeuille Belfeuille, Bellefeuille Lefebvre, Poiriau, Poirier, Rivard
Bellefleur Belfleur, Bellefleur, Bellefleure Asselin, Bonneville, Gaté, Gordiena, Remy
Bellefontaine Bellefontaine, Bellefontenne Fortin
Bellerive Bellerive, Bellerives, Bellesrives Couture, Crevier
Benoit Benois, Benoist, Benoit Abel, Labonté, Laforest, Laguerre, Livernois
Berger Bergé, Berger Bernard, Rougeau
Bergeron Bargeron, Bergeon, Bergeron, Berjeron Damboise, Philibert
Bernard Bernar, Bernard Berger, Brouillet, Fontaine, Hinse, Jolicoeur, Lajoie, Lariviere
Bernier Barnier, Bernié, Bernier, Brenier Dauphin, Jean de Paris, Lamarzelle, Rigaud, Verbois
Berthiaume Barthiaume, Bertaume, Berthaume, Bertheaume, Berthiaume, Berthiome, Bertiaume, Bertiome Geoffroy, Godin, Lafosse, Noel, Pelletier
Bertrand Bartrand, Berterand, Bertran, Bertrand, Bertrant Beaulieu, Desrochers, Durocher, Lafleur, St-Arnaud, Toulouse
Bérubé Berrubay, Bérubé Aubé, Choret, Levesque
Bilodeau Bilaudau, Bilaudeau, Bilaudeaux, Bilaudo, Bileaudeau, Billaudeau, Billodeau, Billodo, Bilodau, Bilodeau, Bilodo, Bilodos Guerard, Valliere
Blain Blain, Blein, Blin Belair, Bienvenu, Blais, Lajeunesse, Lavigne, Lefebvre
Blais Blais, Blay, Bled Belair, Bienvenu, Blais, Lajeunesse, Lavigne, Lefebvre
Blanchard Blanchar, Blanchard, Blanchart Berrichon, Larose, Renaud, Turenne
Blanchet Blanchet, Blanchette Laforest
Blondin Blondain, Blondin Avon, Berneche, Bilmer, Bonneau, Lapierre, Leclerc
Blouin Beloin, Belouin, Bloin, Blouin Laviolette, Nantel
Bocage Beaucage, Bocage Baillargeon
Boileau Boilau, Boileau, Boisleau Richeboug, Seney
Bois Bois, Boy Berthelot, Mignier
Boisclair Boisclair, Boisclaire Beriault, Enouille, Maillot
Boisjoly Boisjoli, Boisjoly Grivaud, Leonard, Lienard
Boivin Boisvin, Boivin Dufresne
Bolduc Bolduc, Bolducq Bouchard, Despres, Germain, Guérin, Talon
Bonenfant Bonenfant, Bonnenfant Benard, Bernard
Bonsecours Bonsecour, Bonsecours Belanger, Carrier, Fauteux
Bordeleau Bordelau, Bordeleau, Bourdeleau Lafrance
Bossé Boce, Bosce, Bosse Belhumeur, Genereux, Marier
Bouchard Bouchar, Bouchard, Bouchart Belleville, Dorval, Ouellet, Saucier, St-Pierre, Vallee
Boucher Bouché, Boucher, Bouchez Barbel, Belleville, De Boucherville, De Grosbois, De Labroquerie, Delabruere, Demontbrun, De Niverville, Denois, Desrosiers
Boudrias Baudria, Baudrias, Beaudria, Bodria, Boudria, Boudrias Baraslou, Labonté, Plumereau
Boudreau Boudrau, Boudraut, Boudreau, Boudro, Boudrot, Boudreaux, Boudraux Granville
Boulanger Boulangé, Boulanger, Leboulanger, Leboullanger Lefebvre, St-Pierre
Boulay Boulai, Boulait, Boulay, Boulé, Boulet, Boulette, Boullé, Boullet Leboeuf, Martin
Bourbeau Borbeau, Bourbau, Bourbaut, Bourbeau, Bourbeaux Beauchesne, Carignan, Lacroix, Verville
Bourbonnais Bourbonais, Bourbonnais, Bourbonnois, Bourbonois Brunet, Joyal
Bourbonnière Bourbonier, Bourboniere, Bourbonnier, Bourbonniere Beaudry, Gaudry
Bourdon Bourdon, Bourdont Dombour
Bourg Bourc, Bourg, Bourgue, Bourk, Bourque Lachapelle
Bourgault Bourgau, Bourgault, Bourgaut, Bourgos, Bourgot Lacroix
Bourgeois Bourgeois, Bourgois, Bourjois Bercas, Gregoire, Laverdure
Bourgouin Bourgoin, Bourgouin Bourguinon, Leveille
Boulet Boulai, Boulait, Boulay, Boulé, Boulet, Boulette, Boullé, Boullet Leboeuf, Martin
Bousquet Bosquet, Bousquest, Bousquet Archambault, Brodeur, Desmarais, Larose
Bouvier Bouvié, Bouvier, Bouviers Godin, Hudon, Laplante
Brabant Braban, Brabant, Breban, Brebant Lamothe, Lecompte
Brassard Brassar, Brassard, Brassart Bordet, Deschaineaux, Duchesnau, Pilotte
Brasseur Brasseur, Brasseux Duhamel
Brault Brau, Braud, Brault, Breau, Breault, Bro, Brod, Bros, Brost, Brox Barreau, Lafleur, Lafreniere, Pominville
Brazeau Brasau, Brasault, Braseau, Braso, Brasot, Brasseau, Brazau, Brazeau. Brazo, Brazot Acadien, Cadien, Deslauriers, Duhamel, Gaudet, Langevin, Laniel
Brien Brien, Bryen Desrochers, Desroches, Durocher, Lapierre, Laroche
Briere Briere, Bryer, Bryere, Labriere Alain, Normand
Brisson Bresson, Brison, Brisson Bastien, Belanger, Dutilly, Laroche
Brodeur Brodeur, Lebrodeur Bousquet, Lavigne
Brossard Brosard, Brossar, Brossard, Brossart, Broussard Duchesneau, Lafontaine, Langevin, Pontoise
Brosseau Broseau, Brossau, Brosseau, Brosso Deslauriers, Lafleur, Laverdure, St-Jean
Brousseau Brouseau, Broussau, Brousseau, Brousseaux, Bruseau, Brusseau Lafleur
Brun Brun, Lebrun Carrier, Duplessis, Laforet, Laroque, St-Antoine
Bruneau Brunau, Brunault, Bruneau, Bruno Jolicoeur, Laviolette, Petit
Brunet Brune, Brunet, Brunette Belhumeur, Bourbonnais, Dauphin, Lasabloniere, Létang
Cahouet Cahouet, Cahouette, Caouet, Caouete, Caouette Breton, Deschamps, Lavallee
Campeau Campau, Campaut, Campeau, Campo, Campos, Campost, Campot Bondy, Chevalier, Jacquet, Labonté, Lefebvre, Mézière
Canac Canac, Canaque Bourg, Couture, Marquis
Caouette Cahouet, Cahouette, Caouet, Caouete, Caouette Breton, Deschamps, Lagacé
Carbonneau Carbonau, Carboneau, Carboneaux, Carbonnau, Carbonneau, Carbonneaux, Carbono Provençal
Cardinal Cardinal, Cardinale, Cardinau Boutin, Chevalier, L’Heureux, Leroux, Renaud, Theriault
Carignan Carignan, Carignant, Carignian, De Carignan Bénard, Bourbeau, Duclos
Caron Carron, Caron Deschamps, Desruisseaux, Dussault, Gauthier, Latulippe, Laviolette, Verret, Vidal
Carpentier Carpantier, Carpentié, Carpentier Bailly, Lyonnais, Noel
Carrier Carié, Carier, Cariere, Carrié, Carrier, Carrière Jamme, Lebrun
Cartier Cartié, Cartier, Quartier Lafrance, Langevin, Larose
Casavant Casavan, Casavent, Cazavan, Cazavant, Cazavent Ladebauche
Casse Casse, Cassee, Lacasse St-Aubin
Castonguay Castongay, Castonguay, Castongue, Gastongay, Gastonguay Guay
Catherine No spelling variations listed André, Bélanger
Chambeau Chambaud, Chambeau Fleury, Lemire
Chamberlan Chambellan, Chamberlan, Chamberland, Chamberlang, Champerlant, Chambrelan, Chambreland, Chambrelant Charon, Deschamps, Levasseur, Levesque
Champagne Champagne, Champaigne Andegrave, Aubin, Beaugrand, Dupré, Fontenelle, Foureur, Fugère, Gouin, Henault, Lalanne, Lambert, Laplante, Magnan, Orion, Rémy, St-Martin, Sylvestre, Tareau
Chantal Chantail, Chantal, Chantale Lafleur
Chapelain Chapelain, Chapelin, Chaplain, Chaplin, Chappelain Constantin, Lagarenne
Chapelier Chapelier, Chapellier Lampin, Latulippe
Chapelle Chapelle, Lachapelle, Lachappelle Bourg, Guyon, Janot, Jolicoeur, Langoumois, Renaud
Chaput Chapeu, Chappu, Chapput, Chapu, Chapue, Chapus, Chaput Belhumeur, Chapa, Cuisinier, Maurice, Senez
Charbonneau Chabonneau, Charbonau, Charbonault, Charboneau, Charbonnau, Charbonneau, Charbonneaux Daunais, Deouatique, Hébert, Léveillé, Martin, Sanscartier
Charbonnier Charbonier, Charbonnier Blondeau, Desjardins, Seigneur, St-Laurent
Charland Charlan, Charland, Charlant Francoeur
Chasse Chasse, Chasses, Chassey, Chessey Dethierry, Lemaine, Rousseau
Chateauguay Chateaugay, Chateauguay Boulet, Lanou, Lemoine, Pepin, Perrault
Chateauneuf Chasteauneuf, Chatauneuf, Chateauneuf, Cartoneuf Antaya, Desranleau, Dumontet, Meneu, Montauban, Pelletier
Chatigny Chatigne, Chatigni, Chatigny Corbin, Désilets, Lepine
Chauvin Chauvain, Chauvin, Chovin Beaulieu, Bernet, Jouinne, Normand, St-Germain
Chevrier Cheuvrier, Chevrier, Chevrilllier Lajeunesse
Chiasson Chiasson, Giasson, Chaisson Gamelin, Rivard
Cholet Chaulet, Cholet, Cholette Laviolette
Chomedey Chomedey, Chomedy, Dechaumedey, Dechomeday, Dechomedy Maisonneuve
Choquet Choquet, Choquette Champagne, Lafrance
Chretien Chrestien, Chretien, Chretient, Cretien Lesourd, Levitre, Vadeboncoeur, Vincent
Claude Claud, Claude Alexandre, Leblanc
Clément Clemens, Clement Chambly, Labonté, Lapointe, Lariviere, Leonard
Cloutier Cloustier, Cloutié, Cloutier Beaupré, Bélanger, Buisson, Daumont, Fagnan, Lessard, Magny, St-Amour
Collet Colet, Colette, Collé. Collet, Collette Desgraviers, Dubuisson, Picard, Rigaud
Contois Comptois, Comtois, Contois, Contoy Beaudreau, Bouilleron, Brusseau, D’Estreme, Fordet, Garnier, Hugues, Hujot, Janet, LaFontaine, Marc, Rousse, Rousseau, Royer
Corbin Corbain, Corbein, Corbin, Courbin Cadieux, Lacroix, Lavoie
Cormier Cormié, Cormier, Cornier Barette, Berthelot, Breslay, Perrault, Rossignol, Thibier
Corporal No spelling variations listed Hus
Cosset Cosset, Cossette Poitevin
Cote Caute, Coste, Cote, Cotte Frisé, Grignon, Languedoc, Lefrisé, Lilois
Couillard Coulliar, Couillard Beaumont, Deschênes, Desecors, Desilets, Després, Dupuis, Lafleur, Lepine, Lilois
Courville Courvil, Courville, Gourville Abraham, Baret, Billy, Cadieux, Desmarais, Herault, Lefebvre, Piette, St-Michel
Cousineau Cousinau, Cousinault, Cousinaut, Cousineau, Cousino, Cousinot, Couzinaud Beaudoin, Lamirande, Poisson
Croix Croix, Delacroiix, Lacroix Babin, Bourgault, Corbin, Defoy, Fevrier, Gamelin, Hubert, Langevin, Lefebvre, Roberge, Thibodeau
Croteau Corteau, Crauteau, Crotau, Croteau, Croto, Crottau, Crotteau, Crotto Auger, Bernard, Vincent
Cyr Cir, Cire, Cyr, Cyre, Sir, Sire, Siree, Sirre, Syr, Syre Croc, St-Michel
Dagenais Dagenais, Dagenai, Dagenes, Dagenest, Dagenet Leprince, Lajeunesse, Lepine, Pigeon, Roux, Roy
Daigle Daigle. Daigles, Daigre, Dehegue Lallemand
Dallaire Dalair, Dalaire, Dalere, Dallaire, Daller, Dallere Brousseau
Damboise Damboise, Dambroise Bergeron
Dechaine Dechaine, Dechene, Dechenes, Dechenne, Dechesne, Deschaine, Deschaines, Deschene, Deschenes, Deschennes, Deschesne, Deschesnes Couillard, Miville, Perrault
Decoste Decosse, Decoste Deletancour, Demousel, Languedoc, Paradis, Pelletier
Derocher Derocher, Derochers, Desrocher, Desrochers, Desrochets Bertrand, Brien, Duquet, Frappe, Houde
Deschaines Dechaine, Dechene, Dechenes, Dechenne, Dechesne, Deschaine, Deschaines, Deschene, Deschenes, Deschennes, Deschesne, Deschesnes Couillard, Miville, Perreault
Deschamps Dechamp, Dechamps, Dechant, Deschamps Henault, Hunault, Miville
Deshaies Dehais, Dehayes, Dehays, Dehes, Deshaies, Deshayes St-Cyr, Tourigny
Desjardins Dejardin, Desjardin, Desjardins Beaudin, Charbonnier, Delboeuf, Louvard, Roy, Verger, Zacharie
Desrochers Derocher, Derochers, Desrocher, Desrochers, Desrochets Bertrand, Duquet, Houde, Jean, Perrault, Sevestre
Desruisseaux Deruisseau, Desruisseaux, Durusseau Houde
Devau Devau, Devaux, Deveau, Deveaux, Devost, Devot, Devots Jolicoeur, Parisien, Perouard, Sanscartier
Dion Dion, Dyon, Hion, Yon Deslauriers, Després, Dumontier, Dutilly, Guyon, Lemoine, Sansoucy
Dionne Dione, Dionne, Dyonne Bernier, Devidepoche, Jolicoeur, Moreau, Sansoucy, Guyon
Doiron Doiron, Douairon, Doueron Cadieux, Bernard
Doucet Doucet, Doucette Maillard, Mesange, Pelletier, St-Louis
Doyon Doion, Doyon Laframboise, Lacroix, Moreau
Drouin Deroin, Derouen, Derouin, Droin, Drouen, Drouin Boucher, Lemaine, Lorrain, Nantel
Dube Dubay, Dubé, Dubee, Dubes Deforme
Dugas Duga, Dugas, Dugast, Dugat Labreche, Leveille
Dumont Dumon, Dumond, Dumont Breton, DeBlaignac, Foulon, Grossetete, Gueret, Lambert, Laviolette, Marchand, Poitevin
Emard Aimar, Aimard, Aimart, Aymar, Aymard, Aymart, Emart, Haimard, Haymard, Hemard, Hemart Deslauriers, Gosselin, Ladouceur, Poitevin
Etienne Estienne, St-Etienne Belanger, Blais, Bourget, Clérinm Durivage, Lamadeleine, Lamontagne, Laprairie, Philippe, Pont
Fabre Fabvre, Favre Lajeunesse, Lalancette, Laperiere, Larose, Montferrand, Raymond
Fagnan Fagnand, Fagnant, Faignant, Fayan Charon, Cloutier, Desrosiers, Dufay, Failly, Mandeville, Martin, Piette
Faneuf Fanef, Farnsworth, Phaneuf, Farnworth Blais, Forget, Goddu, Granger, Labonté, Mignault, Paquet
Farland/Ferland Farland, Ferlan, Ferlant, Frelan, Freland, Frelan Francoeur, Pelletier
Fleurant Fleuran, Fleurent, Florant, Florent Boucher, Riopel, St-Amour
Forest Fores, Forêt, Laforêt, Laforest Barbeau, Benoit, Jean, Joli, Labranche, Larose, Lefort, Morin, Tessier, Tiriac
Fortin Fortain, Fortin Bellefontaine, Lafortune, Lagrandeur, Paris, Plermel
Fournier Fournié, Fournier, Lefournier Belleval, Desilets, Dufresne, Hebert, Lagrenade, Larose, Lesprit, Préfontaine, Vivier
Gagnon Gagnion, Gaignon, Gangnon, Ganion, Gasnion Belisle, Chartrand, Grondin
Galipeau Galipau, Galipaux, Galipot, Gallipau, Gallipeau, Galypo Dion, Jolicoeur, Potvin
Gallant Galand, Galant, Galland, Gallant Caron, Gallien, Haché
Gaudet Gaudais, Gaudé, Gaudet, Gaudette, Godé, Godet, Godete, Godette Langevin
Gaudreau Gaudereau, Gaudrau, Gaudreau, Gaudro, Goderau, Godereau, Godreau, Godro Graveline, Larochelle
Gauthier Gaultier, Gauthier, Gautier, Gotier Boisverdun, Brulon, Caron, Delaverandrye, DeVarennes, Frappedabord, LaFrance, Landreville, Larouche, Rabot, Saguingorra, St-Germain
Gauvin Gauvain, Gauvin, Govin Laire, Query, Rouillard
Gervais Gervais, Gervaise, Jarvis Archambault, Beaudoin, Beausejour, Dupuis, Harnois, Houde, Houle, Parisien, Rivard, Servais, Talbot
Giasson Chiasson, Gyasson, Hiasson, Jiasson Gamelin, Hubert, Jeangource, Rivard, St-François
Girard Gerard, Geraut, Gerhart, Giar, Girardeau, Girard, Girare, Girart, Girord, Girore, Girouard, Giard, Guerard, Gyrard Breton, Brindamour, Derain, Devorlay, Girardin, Jeanpierre, Jolicoeur, Larochelle, Miot, Provençal, Sanschagrin
Girouard Geroir, Gerroir, Giouard, Giroir, Girroir, Jirouard Malouin, Martel, Sasseville, Villemare
Godin Gaudain, Gauden, Gaudin, Godain, Goddin, Godin Beausejour, Boisjoli, Catalogne, Chatillon, Felix, Lapoterie, Lauliere, Lincourt, Prescot, Tourangeau, Valcourt
Godreau Gaudrau, Gaudrault, Gaudreau, Gaudreault, Gaudro, Godereau, Godrault, Godreault, Godro, Godrot, Goodrow Benoit, Chavaudray, Gravelin, Joffre
Guéret Guere, Guerette, Guerre, Guerrette Dumont
Guerin Guerin, Guerrin Fontaine, St-Hilaire
Guilbault Guibau, Guibaut, Guibeau, Guibo, Guilbau, Guilbaud, Guilbault, Guilbaux, Guilbeau, Guillebault, Guillbeau Grandbois
Guyon Dion, Dionne, Gion, Guillon, Guion, Guyon, Gyon, Yon Buisson, Després, Dumontier, Durouvray, Dutilly, Frenette, Lemoine
Hébert Abaire, Abare, Abbot, Ebart, Éber, Ébert, Heber, Heberd, Hébere, Hebert, Herber, Herbert, Hesbert, Hibbart, Hubert Beaumont, Couillard, Deslauriers, Jolicoeur, Lambert, Larose, Laverdure, Lecompte, Lenoir, Manuel
Henry Henri Henrichon, Jarry, Laforge, Lahaye, Neveu, Madore
Houde Houd, Houlde, Hourde, Oude, Oulde Bellefeuille, Blosse, Bonin, Demers, Derousseau, Desrochers, Desruisseaux, Gervais, Houle, Leclerc
Houle Houl, Hould, Houlle, Oul, Oule, Oulle Desruisseaux, Durocher, Gervais, Lafranchise
Hubert Huber, Uber, Ubert Hébert, Lacroix, Lebert, Lippeau
Hudon Heudon, Udont Beaulieu, St-Louis
Johnson Janson, Jansonne, Jeanson, Jeansone, Johnston Cimetiere, Lapalme
Labelle Label, Labele, Labelles Benoit, Blanchard, Charon

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Abbadie de Saint-Castin Maffier
Allain Maillet
Amirault dit Tourangeau Maisonnat dit Baptiste
Angou dit Choisy Malboeuf
Apart Mangeant dit Saint-Germain
Arcement Marcadet
Arnaud Marchand dit Poitiers
Arosteguy Marres dit La Sonde
Arseneau Martel
Aubois Martin
Aucoin Martin dit Barnabé
Ayor Massé


Babin Mathieu
Babineau dit Deslauriers Maucaire
Barillot Mazerolle dit Saint-Louis
Bastarache dit Le Basque Melanson dit Laverdure
Bastien Melanson dit La Ramée
Belliveau dit Bideau Mercier dit Caudebec
Belliveau dit Blondin Messaguay
Belou Meunier
Benoit dit Labrière Michel dit La Ruine
Bergereau Migneau dit Aubin
Bergeron d’Amboise Mignier dit Lagassé
Bergeron dit Nantes Mirande
Bernard Mius d’Azit
Berrier dit Machefer Mius d’Entremont de Plemarais
Bertaud dit Montaury Mius d’Entremont de Pobomcoup
Bertrand Monmellian dit Saint-Germain
Bézier dit Touin dit Larivière Mordant
Blanchard Morin dit Boucher
Blanchard dit Gentilhomme Morpain
Bodard Moulaison dit Rencontre
Boisseau dit Blondin Mouton
Bonnevie dit Beaumont Moyse dit Latreille


Borel Naquin dit L’Étoile
Boucher dit Desroches Nogues
Boudrot Nuirat


Bourgeois Olivier
Boutin Onel (O’Neale)
Brassaud Orillon dit Champagne
Brasseur dit Mathieu Oudy
Breau Ozelet


Brun Part
Bugaret Pellerin
Bugeaud Petitot dit Saint-Sceine
Buisson Petitpas
Buote Pichot
Buteau Picot


Cahouet Pinet
Caissy dit Roger Pitre dit Marc
Calvé dit Laforge Poirier
Carré Poitevin dit Cadieux
Célestin dit Bellemère Poitevin dit Parisien
Cellier dit Normand Poitier
Chauvet Porlier
Chênet dit Dubreuil Poujet dit Lapierre
Chesnay dit Lagarenne Poupart
Chiasson dit LaVallée Préjean dit Le Breton
Chouteau dit Manseau Prétieux
Clémenceau Pugnant dit Destouches


Coignac Racois dit Desrosiers
Comeau Raymond
Cormier dit Rossignol Renaud dit Provençal
Cormier dit Thierry Richard
Corne Richard dit Sansoucy
Corporon Richard dit Beaupré
Cosset Richard dit Boutin
Coste Richard dit Lafont
Cottard Rimbeau
Cousin Rivet
Crépaux Robichaud dit Cadet
Creysac dit Toulouse Robichaud dit Niganne
CYR Robichaud dit Prudent


Daigre Rodrigue dit de Finds
D’Amours de Chauffours Rousse dit Languedoc
D’Amours de Clignancour Roy dit La Liberté
D’Amours de Freneuse Rullier
D’Amours de Louvière


D’Amours de Plaine Saindon
Daniel Saint-Étienne de La Tour
Darois Saint-Julien de La Chaussée
David dit Pontif Samson
Delisle Saulnier dit Lacouline
Denis Sauvage dit Forgeron
Denys de Fronsac Sauvage dit Chrystophe
Derayer Savary
Deschamps dit Cloche Savoie
Desgoutins Semer
Desmoillons Serreau de Saint-Aubin
Després SicotSimon dit Boucher
Deveau dit Dauphiné Soulard
Dingle Soulevent
Doiron Surette
Dominé dit Saint-Sauveur


Doucet dit Laverdure Tandau
Doucet dit Lirlandois Terriot
Doucet dit Mayard Testard dit Paris
Druce Thébeau
Dubois Thibault
Dubois dit Dumont Thibodeau
Dufaut Tillard
Dugas Tourneur
Duguay Toussaint dit Lajeunesse
Duon dit Lyonnais Trahan
Duplessis Triel dit La Perrière
Dupuis Turcot


Turpin dit La Giroflée



Flan Vescot
Fontaine dit Beaulieu Viger
Forest Vigneau dit Maurice
Forton Villatte
Fougère Vincent dit Clément
Fournier Voyer


Garceau dit Boutin
Garceau dit Richard
Garceau dit Tranchemontagne
Giboire Duvergé dit Lamotte
Gisé dit Desrosiers
Godin dit Beauséjour
Godin dit Bellefeuille
Godin dit Bellefontaine
Godin dit Boisjoli
Godin dit Catalogne
Godin dit Chatillon
Godin dit Lincour
Godin dit Préville
Godin dit Valcour
Grandmaison (dit Terriot dit Guillot)
Guédry dit Grivois
Guédry dit Labine
Guédry dit Labrador
Guédry dit Laverdure
Guérin dit Laforge
Guillot dit Langevin
Guy dit Tintamarre


Hache dit Gallant
Hébert dit Manuel
Hélys dit Nouvelle
Henry dit Robert






La Barre
Labat dit Le Marquis
La Bauve
La Chaume
La Croix
La Lande dit Bonappetit
LaPierre dit La Roche
Lebert dit Jolycoeur
LeBlanc dit Jasmin
Le Borgne dit Bélisle
LeClerc dit Laverdure
Léger dit LaRozette
LeJeune dit Briard
LeMarquis dit Clermont
LeNeuf de Beaubassin
LeNeuf de Boisneuf
LeNeuf de LaVallière
Le Poupet de Saint-Aubin
LePrieur dit Dubois
L’Eschevin dit Billy
LeVanier dit Langevin
Levasseur dit Chamberlange
Levron dit Nantois
Lord dit La Montagne

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More Variations/Derivatives of French surnames

Aba(i)r(e) = Hébert
Asselin = Ashla, Aslaw, Ashlaw, Aslin, Ashlin, Ashlow
Aubin = Obin
Audet(te) = Odet(te)
Austin = Ostiguy
Bean = Lefebvre
Beaulac = Bolack
Beaudoin = Boardwine
Benoit = Benway
Benway = Benoit
Boardwine = Beaudoin
Bobo = Bourbeau
Boileau = Drinkwater
Boivin = Drinkwine
Boisvert = Greenwood
Bolack = Beaulac
Bolduc = Bolduke
Bolduke = Bolduc
Boncoeur = Bunker, Goodheart
Bonenfant = Goodchild
Boucher = Bushey
Bourbeau = Bobo
Bousquet = Buskey
Boutain = Button
Bouthillier = Butler
Boutin = Button
Branconnier = Brockney
Brault = Brow
Brockney = Branconnier
Brooks = Rousseau
Brow = Brault
Buckwheat = Sarrazin
Bunker = Boncoeur, Goodheart
Bushey = Boucher
Buskey = Bousquet
Butler = Bouthillier
Button = Boutain, Boutin

Chagnon = Shonyo
Chainey = Sheni
Chantal = Shontelle
Charbonneau = Cole
Charron = Sharron
Chauvin = Shover
Chicoine = Shequin
Cinq-Mars = St. Mars
Cir = Cyr
Clokey/Clouckie = Cloutier
Cloutier = Clokey/Clouckey
Cole = Charbonneau
Comeau = Como
Como = Comeau
Corbeau = Corbo
Corbo = Corbeau
Cota = Côté
Côté = Cota
Courchesne = Cushion
Courtemanche = Shortsleeves
Cousineau = Cousino
Cousino = Cousineau
Cummings = Viens
Cushion = Courchesne
Cyr = Sire, Cyre, Cir, Sears, Sear

Dabat = LaBatt
Danis = Dany, Downey
Deaette = Deyette
de St-Pierre = Dessin-Pierre
Demarais = Demarey
Demarey = Demarais
Denault = Denno
Denno = Denault
Derouin = Drouin
Déry=DeRye, D’Hery,
Derry, Deary
Deschamps = Fields, Dechand, DuChen
Desautels = Dezotelle
Desparts = Desport
Desport = Desparts
Dessin-Pierre = de St-Pierre
D(e)uso = Duss(e)ault
Deyette = Deaette, Diette
Dezotelle = Desautels
Downey = Danis
Drinkwine = Boivin
Drinkwater = Boileau
Drouin = Derouin
Duchaine = Duchesne
Duchanno = Duchesneau
Duchene = Duchesne
Duchesne = Duchaine, Duchene Duchesneau = Duchanno
Dumas=Demers, Demars
Dussault = Deuso

Farnsworth = Phaneuf
Favero = Favreau
Favreau = Favero
Fields = Deschamps
Fleury = Flowers
Flowers = Fleury
Foisy = Foizie
Foizie = Foisy
Fontaine = Fountain/Spring
Fournier = Fuller
Frappiea = Frappier
Frappier = Frappiea
Fuller = Fournier

Gaboury=Gabourie, Gabori, Gadourie
Gagné = Gonyea
Gagnon = Gonyeau
Gareau = Garrow
Garrow = Gareau
Gaultier = Gotchy
Gebo = Gibeau(lt)
Gerard = Girard/Girouard
Gero = Giroux
Gibeau(lt) = Gebo(w), Jebo(w)
Gingras = Jangraw, Shangraw,
Jeangras, Jeangraw
Girouard = Girard/Gerard
Giroux = Gero
Godreau = Goodroe/Gaudreau
Gonlah = Gumlaw
Gonyea = Gagné
Gonyeau = Gagnon
Goodchild = Bonenfant
Goodheart = Bunker, Boncoeur
Goodroe = Godreau/Gaudreau
Goosie = Gousy
Gotchy = Galtier
Grandchamp(s) = Grashaw
Grashaw = Grandchamps
Greenia = Grenier
Greenwood = Boisvert
Grégoire = Grigwire
Grenier = Greenia
Grew = Groulx
Grigwire = Grégoire
Groulx = Grew
Gumlaw = Gonlah

Hébert = Aba(i)r(e)

Jacks = Jacques
Jacques = Jacks
Jangraw = Gingras
Jaquin=Jaqueen, Jackins, Jakins
Jeangra(s)w = Gingras
Jebo(w) = Gibeau(lt)

King = Roy

LaBatt = Dabat
Laf(f)ler = Lafleur
Lafleur = Lafloor, Laflour, Laf(f)ler, Lef(f)ler, Lof(f)ler, Laflin
Laflin = Lafleur
Lafloor = Lafleur
Laflour = Lafleur
Lajeunesse = Young
Lanctôt = Languedoe, Langdo, Loncto, Lonto, Laucto, Longtoe
Landreville = Lunderville
Landry = Laundry
Lang(ue)do(e) = Lanctôt
Langevin = Longway
Lareau = Laroe/Larrow
Larivière = Rivers
Laroe = Lareau/Larrow
Larrow = Lareau/Laroe
Larocque = Larock, LaRock
Launcto = Lanctôt
Laundry = Landry
Lavigne = Lev(i)en(e), Laveen
Lafave = Bean, Lefave
Laviolette = Lovelette
Lavoie = Levoy
Lefave = Bean, Lafave
Lefebvre = Lefave, Lafave, Bean
Lef(f)ler = Lafleur
Legault=Leguolt, Legoat
L’Em(e)lin = Lemelin
Lemoine = Luman
Letourneau = Litno, Turner
Levesque = Levick
Levick = Levesque
Levi(e)n(e) = Lavigne
Levoy = Lavoie
Litno = Letourneau
Lof(f)ler = Lafleur
Longtoe = Lanct&ocirct
Longway = Langevin
Lonto = Lanctô
Lovelette = Laviolette
Luman = Lemoine
Lunderville = Landreville
Maison = Mas(s)on
Mas(s)on = Maison
Maurice = Morris
Maynard = Ménard
Meilleur = Miller/Millar
Ménard = Maynard
Miller/Millar = Meilleur
Moreau = Mor(r)o(w)
Mor(r)o(w) = Moreau
Morris = Maurice

Nadeau=Neddo, Nadae, Nada

Obin = Aubin
Odet(te) = Audet(te)
Ostiguy = Austin
Ouellette = Willet(te), Wellet(te)

Paradee = Paradis
Paradis = Paradee
Parenteau = Paronto
Pariseau = Parizo
Parizo = Pariseau
Paronto = Parenteau
Patenaude = Patno(de)
Patno(de) = Patenaude
Patry = Peartree = Poirier
Peartree = Patry = Poirier
Pecor = Picard
Pelkey = Pelletier
Pelletier = Pelkey
Perr(e)ault = Perro
Perro = Perr(e)ault
Phaneuf = Farnsworth
Picard = Pecor
Ploof = Plouffe
Poirier = Patry, Peartree, Purrier, Puariea, Peiria
Potvin = Pudvah
Proulx = Prue
Prue = Proulx
Pudvah = Potvin
Purrier = Poirier

Quémeneur=Kemener, Kimeneur, Timeneur, Kemneur, Kemener, Kimenir, Temenaire, Timenaire

Rabtoy/Robtoy = Robitaille
Racicot = Rasco(e)
Racine = Root
Rasco(e) = Racicot
Renaud/Renault = Reno
Reno = Renault/Renaud
Riendeau = Yando
Rivers = Larivière
Robitaille = Rabtoy/Robtoy
Rochefort = Rockford, Rochfort, Rochford
Rocheleau = Rushlow
Rockford = Rochefort
Rondeau = Rondo
Rondo = Rondeau
Root = Racine
Rouiar = Rouillard
Rouillard = Rouiar
Rousseau = Brooks
Roy = King
Rushlow = Rocheleau

Sampierre = St. Pierre
Sans Laurent = St. Laurent
Santaw = St. Onge
Sarault = Serreault, Sarrault, Serault, Sarau, Sereau
Sarrazin = Buckwheat
Sear(s) = Cyr
Seymard = Simard
Shangraw = Gingras
Sharron = Charron
Sheni = Chainey
Shequin = Chicoine
Shontelle = Chantal
Shonyo = Chagnon
Shortsleeves = Courtemanche
Simard = Seymard
Spring = Fontaine
St. Laurent = Sans Laurent
St. Mars = Cinq-Mars
St. Pierre = Sampierre
St. Onge = Santaw

Tailleur = Taylor
Taillon = Tyo
Tarien = Therrien
Tatro = Tétreault
Taylor = Tailleur
Teboh = Thibeau
Tétreault = Tatro
Tereo = Theriault
Terrien = Therrien
Theriault = Tereo
Therrien = Tarien, Terrien
Thibeau = Teboh
Tremblay = Trombley
Trombley = Tremblay
Tro(t)tier=Trotchie, Trutchie, Trouchia
Trudeau = Trudo
Trudo = Trudeau
Turner = Letourneau
Tyo = Taillon

Vanslatte = Vincelette
Veron=Verron, Varon, Biron
Viens = Cummings
Vincelette = Vanslatte

Wellet(te) = Ouellette
Willet(te) = Ouellette

Yando = Riendeau
Young = Lajeunesse, Dion(ne)

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