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Re: Dossett name origin
Posted by: Burdette Uhlman (ID *****2309) Date: September 16, 2010 at 17:07:05
In Reply to: Re: Dossett name origin by Buddy Dossett of 673

Your research is very interesting. However my post was not to dispute whether Dossett is French or English. The fact that there is an English surname "Dossett" is not particularly surprising to me. My point was simply that if you suspect that your forbears were survivors of the Acadian expulsion then they were definitely French, many who in 1755 had already been established in Nova Scotia for 100 or more years. They were most definitely not Hugonauts, who were Protestant not Catholic.

If you look at my other post you will find a link to the Acadian website which has among other things information from a DNA project which is way above my head but very interesting nontheless. The name Doucet is found many times in the founding families of L'acadie. At Riviere des Habitants there was Anne Doucet, wife of Jean Hebert; at Grand Pre settlers included Jean Doucet and wife Marguerite Landry. In a list of founding mothers of L'Acadie compiled by Stephen White are the following: (unknown) Doucet married 1650 Pierre Lejeune dit Briard
and Marguerite Doucet married Abraham Dugas 1647. And of course there is the Pierre Doucet of 1671 that I mentioned in my other post.

These pioneers were settled here in Nova Scotia by the French over a decade before the Pilgrim Fathers landed at Plymouth Rock. By the 1650's they had prosperous and thriving settlements especially along the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia


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