Text of Jacques Lacoursière’s presentation on the Thériault family, as aired on June 7 1998 on CBV-Radio-Canada as part of the program “J’ai souvenir encore” (“I Still Remember”).
(Translated from French by John Mark Hopkins)
Family: The Thériaults
There may be many ways to spell the surname Thériault, but there aren’t very many ancestors. Yvon Thériault writes in the May 1992 issue of the magazine L’ancêtre [“The Ancestor”]: “It appears that the ancestor of all the Thériaults in America is Jean Terriot, a plowman from Poitou, recruited to Acadia in the middle of the 17th century by Charles de Menou, Sieur d’Aulnay et de Charnisay and governor of Acadia”. This means that the Thériaults in Québec are originally from Acadia.