Acadian genealogy of the municipality of Argyle, Nova Scotia, is a tale worthy of the attention of historians, authors, relatives, and the public alike. Our story begins centuries ago, with the discovery and colonization of the new world. In the present section of this Web site, more detailed information on our ancestors and the foundations of our Acadian villages will be explored.
Our villages, along the shores of the municipality of Argyle, are nestled along the rocky coast of southwest Nova Scotia, in its coves and on its islands. Inland, we also find a few established villages like Quinan and Belleville. A place of unique historical importance is the village of Pubnico, founded by a Philippe Mius d'Entremont in 1653 as the first Acadian village in the country.
As H.W. Longfellow immortalized in his tale Évangéline, our Acadian ancestors were exiled by the British in 1755. This event affected our region in 1758.
With permission to return to their lands in 1763, the ancestors of our present Acadian families, possessing land grants from the British, resettled into their Acadian lands, where their descendants can still be found today.
These Acadian families include the names: Amirault, Babin, Belliveau, Boudreau, Bourque, Corporon, Cottreau, d'Entremont, d'Eon, Deveau, Doucette, Dulong, Jacquard, Landry, LeBlanc, Moulaison, Muise, Pothier, Surette, Richard, and Vacon. Many of these families take residence in the following villages: Belleville, Bell Neck, Buttes Amirault, Butte des Comeau, Île Morris, Île des Surette, Petite Rivière, Pointe des Hubbard, Pointe du Sault, Pubnico, Quinan, Sainte-Anne-du-Ruisseau, Tusket, and Wedgeport.