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Étienne Hebert Hébert (1629 - abt. 1671)

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Étienne Hebert Hébert
Born in Loudun, Martaize, Francemap [uncertain]
Son of and [mother unknown]
Brother of
Husband of — married in Port Royal, Acadia,map
Descendants descendants
Died about in Port Royal, Acadie, Nouvelle Francemap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 16 Dec 2013 | Last significant change: 16 Jan 2019
22:58: Jacqueline Girouard edited the Biography for Étienne Hebert Hébert (1629-abt.1671). (corrected inline citations out of order.) [Thank Jacqueline for this]
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The Acadian branch of the Hébert family stems from two brothers.[1] Etienne Hébert (brother of Antoine) was born in France. [2] His birth date is unknown as he died before the 1671 Census. His brother was born around 1621. The brothers are often believed to be the sons of Jacques Hebert and Marie Juneau, but this is most likely false.[3] See discussion below.

Around 1650, Etienne married Marie Gaudet, daughter of Jean and an unknown mother.[1] According to depositions from his descendents, Antoine came to Acadia with his wife from France.[2] However, the language does not necessarily mean that they came together. Between 1651 and 1670 the couple had 10 children: Marie, Maguerite, Emmanuel, Etienne, Jean, Françoise, Catherine, Martine, Michel, and Antoine.

Etienne died between 1669 and 1671.[1] His wife is listed as a widow in the 1671 Census.


Parentage. There is a debate about the parents of the Hébert brothers.[3] According to Godbout, the Hébert brothers may have been the children of Jacques Hebert and Marie Juneau. The evidence supporting this claim is a link between: a) the presence of a Jacques Hébert in Acadia 30 years before the presence of the brothers Etienne and Antoine; and b) the April 15 1688 marriage contract at Quebec (Notary Lecompte; witness Louis Hebert's daughter Marie-Guillemette Hébert) between Francoise Chevalier and a Jacques Hébert from Le Haye in the Touraine parish of Balsesne, who was the son of Jacques and Marie Juneau. Stephen White argues that the connection is tenous. The name of the Jacques in the aforementioned contract had a surname Habert. Moreover, the presence of the witness Marie-Guillemette Hébert was likely due to the fact that Francoise Chevalier was her servant.

Location of Birth. Stephen White remains silent presumably due to the lack of birth records. In contrast, Massignon [4] argues that a number of famillial alliances that existed among the first Acadian settlers PRIOR to their arrival from France points to a common French origin. She believes they lived in the Acadian Governor d'Aulnay's seigneury in France near Loudun (comprising of the villages of Angliers, Aulnay, Martaizé and La Chausée). In the case of the Hébert family, it was allied with the Gaudet through Antoine's marriage to Marie. Marie's sister Francoise was also allied with the LeBLanc family through her marriage to Daniel. Evidence of their marriages in France is found in the Belle-Isle-en-Mer declarations in 1767. Morevoer, a certain Jean Gaudet, was censistaire in 1634 on land at Martaizé (Vienne) in the Seigneurie owned by the mother of Acadian governour Charles d'Aulnay. However, Massignon's research failed to find any relevant baptismal or marriage records.

DNA. The French Heritage yDNA project, including Acadian lines, is posted here. Validated ancestral signatures for Acadians including brothers Etienne and Antoine Hébert are found here. As of June 2014, there were results from ten of their descendants including four family trees of Etienne and two family trees of Antoine.

Arrival in Acadia. I have not found any evidence supporting the couple's arrival in Acadia. It was certainly before 1671, as Etienne's widow is listed there. Therefore it is not clear how the historical events in Acadia, provided in the timeline below, may have affected Etienne and his family.


c1621 birth, in France
1632 Treaty Saint-Germain-en-Laye cedes Acadia to France; Razilly brings ~300 elite men[5]
1636 Arrival of the first French families to settle permanantly[4]
c1650 marriage to Marie Gaudet
c1651 birth, daughter Marie
c1652 birth, daughter Marguerite
c1653 birth, son Emmanuel
c1654 birth, son Etienne
1654 British capture Port-Royal; French settlement ceases[6]
c1659 birth, son Jean
c1661 birth, daughter Françoise
c1662 birth, daughter Catherine
c1665 birth, daughter Martine
c1666 birth, son Michel
1667-70 Treaty of Breda cedes Acadia to the French; settlement resumes[7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 White, Stephen A., Patrice Gallant, and Hector-J Hébert. Dictionnaire Généalogique Des Familles Acadiennes. Moncton, N.-B.: Centre D'études Acadiennes, Université De Moncton, 1999, Print, p798-801.
  2. 2.0 2.1 [ White, Stephen A. Origins of the Pioneers of Acadia. According to the Depositions Made by Their Descendants at Belle- Ile-en-Mer in 1767].
  3. 3.0 3.1 White, Stephen A. English Supplement to the Dictionnaire Généalogique Des Familles Acadiennes. Moncton NB: Centre D'Études Acadiennes, 2000, p 163-164.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Massignon, Geneviève. "Les parlers français d'Acadie, enquête linguistique", Librairie Klincksieck, Paris, 1962, 2 tomes, p50, 47, 38.
  5. George MacBeath, Biography – RAZILLY, ISAAC DE – Volume I (1000-1700) – Dictionary of Canadian Biography Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed November 20
  6. William I. Roberts, 3rd, “SEDGWICK, ROBERT,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 1, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed November 20, 2013
  7. In collaboration, “MORILLON DU BOURG,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 1, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed November 20, 2013
  • 1671 Acadian Census at Port Royal: Marie GAUDET, Widow of Etienne HEBERT, 38, Children (married): Marie 20, Marguerite 19; (not married): Emmanuel 17, Etienne 17, Jean 13, Francoise 10, Catherine 9, Martine 6, Michel 5, Antoine 1; cattle 4, sheep 5.
  • Author: Title: Les Grandes Familles
  •; Sources for Family: Dictionnaire genealogique des familles acadiennes (Stephen A. White); Declarations de Belle-Ile-en-Mer; Dictionnaire des Acadiens d' Archange Godbout; Histoire et genealogie des Acadiens (Arsenault); Recensement 1686; dictionnaire genealogique de L' Ancienne Acadie; Acadian Church Records

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Étienne by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Étienne:

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On 2 Apr 2018 at 16:36 GMT Bob Donahue wrote:

There's another connection between Etienne and Antoine. In the 2nd marriage record for Jean-Jacques Hébert (1681-?) to Marguerite Leprince (27 Apr 1734, Saint-Charles-les-Mines), they're granted a dispensation from a 3rd degree consanguine relationship. The only overlap in their two families trees would be the parents of Etienne and Antoine.

On 1 Apr 2015 at 12:08 GMT Roland Arsenault wrote:

I created an "Unknown" placeholder profile for the father to help prevent Jacques from showing up there as well as link him with his brother.

On 30 Mar 2015 at 16:33 GMT Greg Simon wrote:

Etienne had but one child named Jean. Hebert-709 did not exist. He is a duplicate of either Hebert-147 or Hebert-63.

On 30 Mar 2015 at 14:30 GMT Greg Simon wrote:

While I certainly agree with removing Jacques and Marie Juneau as parents we really do need SOMETHING in place to show that Antoine is Etienne's brother. Not sure how you do that here on Wikitree, but the way it is now, they are not linked at all, and that is wrong.

On 24 Feb 2015 at 00:25 GMT Donna (Friebel) Storz wrote:

I have just removed Jacques Hebert and Marie Juneau as parents for this profile. As the discussion states there is not strong enough proof for this association... especially in one of the Acadian Project Protected profiles.

On 20 Feb 2015 at 00:09 GMT Van Landry wrote:

Hebert-1858 and Hébert-1269 appear to represent the same person because: they are referring to the same person, one of the founders of Acadie. Etienne and his brother were the beginning of the Hebert lines in Acadie. The main difference is the accent. If you search with the accent, you get one profile and you get a different one without the accent.

On 4 Feb 2015 at 20:07 GMT Donna (Friebel) Storz wrote:

Denis, I do not see the issue you refer to... perhaps it was corrected? I have not completed the merge, however work is still needed in reconciling the wives, Francoise Gaudet and Marie Gaudet. They are most likely the same person... will compare and initiate merge if indicated.

On 3 Feb 2015 at 16:02 GMT Denis Bourbonnais wrote:

Re merge od Étienne Hébert 1269: Marie Gaudet is shown as married in 1776. Something wrong there - previous wrong merge / link to wrong husbands ??? I think these need to be corrected before a merge is done.

On 3 Feb 2015 at 04:40 GMT Lianne Lavoie wrote:

Hebert-1195 and Hébert-1269 appear to represent the same person because: These are the same person. There was only one Etienne Hebert living in Acadia at this time. Comparing children shows that these profiles match. Thanks!

On 3 Feb 2015 at 04:39 GMT Lianne Lavoie wrote:

Hebert-1819 and Hébert-1269 appear to represent the same person because: These are the same person. There was only one Etienne Hebert living in Acadia at this time. Comparing children shows that these profiles match. Thanks!

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