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Doucet

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Doucet is a relatively common French family name that exists among the Acadians and Cajuns, among the other French in Louisiana, among the Mi’kmaq in Nova Scotia, as well as among the early colonists of Canada (Québec).  It is also known that there are many Doucet persons (whatever the spelling variation), even in Nova Scotia, the home of Acadie, who are totally unrelated to the shared ancestry of Acadian Doucet’s.  Consequently, the Doucet Surname Family Tree DNA project was launched (April 2010) in the interest of learning more about these various Doucet families. 

In reference to the Acadian branch of the Doucet surname ......

In 1640, Germain Doucet (Sieur de LaVerdure) was the Master-of-Arms at Pentagouët (today, Castine, Maine).  After the death of Charles de Menou d’Aulnay, he became the Commander of the fort at Port Royal, Acadie (today, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia).  It was on August 16, 1654 that Port Royal capitulated to Major General Robert Sedgwick. 

According to Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes (Stephen A. White, Université de Moncton), he had four children, namely; [1] Pierre, born in France about 1621, [2] Marguerite, born in France about 1625, [3] a daughter, name unknown, who married Pierre Lejeune dit Briard, according to the records at Belle-Île-en-Mer, Bretagne, France, and [4] Germain, born at Port Royal about 1641.


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We volunteer part of our free time, as well as resources, trying to locate, and determine, through genetic testing and analysis, information related to this surname study. 

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