NL GenWeb Surname Info

West Coast

Les Aucoin


Source:  Microfilm # N31067 (National Archive)
A series of articles published in the L'Evangeline (Newspaper) , 
Monton, N.B.
 
"Les Acadiennes de Terre-Neuve"    
by Thomas W. Leblanc published : 26 Feb 1948

Les  Aucoin

L'annee 1847 a marque le centemaire de l'arrivee a Terreneuve 
deplusteurs familles acadiennes, venues de Margaree, Cheticamp 
et des Iles de Madeleine. Elles s'installerent sur la cote ouest de 
Terre-Neuve, particulierement a Saint-Georges. Nous repasseront
brievement l'historique de ces diverses  familles, en commencant 
par les Aucoin.

Le groupe d'Acadiens arrive a Terre-Neuve en 1847 comprenait 
quatre Aucoin: Severin, Tassien, Isaac et Constant, tous fils de 
Raphael Aucoin de Margaree ou Cheticamp. Tassien et Constant  
s'etablirent avec leur famille a Stephenville: Isaac etablit son menage 
a la Grande-Riviere et Severin fonda  son foyer a St-Georges.

Tassien, Isaac et Severin stalent capitaines, et les deux derniers 
etaient proprirtaires de leur  goelette. Quant a Tassien, il commandit 
la goelette d'un marchand de Sandy Point, St-Georges.

Severin et Isaac faisaient le cabotage avec leur goelette durant l'ete. 
en plus, Isaac allait "aux glaces" tous les printemps pour la chasse au 
loup main.

Severin Aucoin resta a St-Georges une douzaine d'annees, et plusieurs 
de ses enfants y sont nes. Un peu avant 1860, il retourna au Cap-Breton. 
L'aine de sa famille, Amedee ne a st-Georges a l'automne 1847 devint 
un capitaine renomme dans les cercles martitimes, et est mort il y a 
queiques annees, presque centenaire.

Deux filles de Raphael Aucoin, Vitaline, qui avait epouse Cecime 
LeBlanc, et Suzanne, mariee a  Joseph Delaney, sont aussi venues 
s'etablir a St-Georges avec leur famille en 1847. (La semaine prochaine: les Blanchard)

(Translation by Leo Doucet)

The year 1847 marked the centenary of the arrival in Newfoundland of several Acadian families. They came from Margaree, Chéticamp and Iles de Madeleine and settled on the west coast of Newfoundland, particularly in St. George’s. We will briefly give a brief history of these families starting with Aucoin.

The Acadian group arriving in Newfoundland in 1847 comprised of four families Aucoin: Sévérin, Tassien, Issac and Constant, all sons of Raphaël Aucoin of Margaree or Chéticamp. Tassien and Constant settled with their family in Stephenville. Issac settled in Grand-Rivière and Sévérin built his home in St. George’s

Tassien, Issac and Sévérin were Captains, and the last two were the owners of their own schooners. Tassient was in command of a schooner owned by a merchant of Sandy Point, St. George.

Sévérin and Issac traded along the coast with their schooner during the Summer. In addition Issac went to the ice floes in the Spring to hunt seals.

Sévérin Aucoin stayed in St. George’s about a dozen years and several of his children were born there. A bit before 1860 he returned to Cape Breton. The eldest of his family, Amédée, born in St. George’s in the Fall of 1847, became a renowned Captain in maritime circles, he died just a few years before his 100 birthday.

Two daughters of Raphaël Aucoin, Vitalin, who married, Cécime LeBlanc, and Suzanne who married Joseph Delaney, also came to be established in St. George’s with their family in 1847.


The Article was written by Thomas Leblanc of St.George's in 1948 and published in the l'Evangeline Newspaper of New Brunswick. It was transcribed by Laverne (Perrier) Cormier and posted to the Internet in September 1998 by Stephen Baker.

© 2004 NL GenWeb

Bay St. George District