Some interesting facts on l'Acadie

What are the most common surnames in l'Acadie? Is yours one of them? Where do Acadian Francophone immigrants come from?

The 2014 Congrès mondial acadien (World Acadian Congress) just came to an end. Take a look at our most recent infographic and discover some interesting facts about l'Acadie, the first French settlement in North America!

Some interesting facts on l’Acadie. Text version follows.
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Most common surnames in Acadia

  1. LeBlanc
  2. Cormier
  3. Richard
  4. Robichaud
  5. Savoie
  6. Landry
  7. Léger
  8. Thériault
  9. Boudreau
  10. Chiasson

Source: Acadian Genealogy

Multiculturalism on the rise in Acadia!

Origin of immigrants to Atlantic Canada who speak French as their first official language:

  1. Africa: 43.6%
  2. Europe: 31.0%
  3. Americas: 22.5%
  4. Asia: 14.1%

Source: National Household Survey, 2011

French-language post-secondary institutions

Acadia has four French-language post-secondary institutions:

  • Université de Moncton (N.B.)
  • Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (N.B.)
  • Université Sainte-Anne (N.S.)
  • Collège Acadie Î.-P.-É. (P.E.I.)

Published on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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