Hi, I got this and several other pioneer stories at a web site called “members lycos”.It was a list of French “patronymes”. I got my original copy of this in French in 2002.I just now typed in that old e-mail address and it no longer exist.
I live in Oregon and I am pretty much limited to what I find on line.Since I view genealogy as a hobby and not pure science, I generally tell people to use the information as a guide. I did however prove all my dates from the mid 1600s to 1799 with PRDH.
I just now went to Google and found this article that also refers to the name Coignet.My French is very limited, so when I translated the original story I did not pick up on the fact that Coignet was a primitive name.I have now added that to my notes.Janet
•Name: Abraham Dugas
•Given Name: Abraham
•Birth: ABT 1590 in France
•Death: ABT 1689 in France
ABRAHAM DUGAS Abraham Dugas, or Habraham Dugast, the first of this name come to America, left Toulouse, in Languedoc, in 1640, to go to s.établir in Acadie. Its ancestors are d.origine Lyonnaise. Their primitive name is Coignet. In XVIe century, a member of this s.est family distinguished by d.éminents military services, knight of Saint-Louis is created and receives from the king a vast field called "the field of Gas". The family d.Abraham Dugas bears the name of Coignet of Gas. Little by little, it gives up her primitive name and keeps only that of Gas, later Of Gas and, finally Dugas. Abraham Dugas was born in 1618, in Toulouse, in Languedoc. It follows the occupation d.armurier of the king, c.est-with-statement, manufacturer d.armes. In 1647, with Port-Royal, it marries Marguerite Doucet, born with Couperans-Brie, out of Champagne, in 1625, girl of the ancestor Germain Doucet, known as Laverdure, major of the garrison of Port-Royal, and Marie Bourgeois, sister of the ancestor Jacques Bourgeois. Marguerite came in Acadie with her father, her mother and a brother, probably in 1632, then seven years old. Abraham Dugas must be passably occupied manufacturing weapons, of 1640 to 1654, because the Acadian ones need then d.armes, not only for hunting, but also for the war. In 1654, Port-Royal tomb with the hands of the English and Bostonnais, it is returned to France qu.en even time only the other forts of l.Acadie. The first act of the new French governor, at the beginning of 1671, is d.ordonner a census of the colony. Their daughter Magdeleine Dugas, born in 1663, wife in 1682, her cousin, German Middle-class, born in 1650, wire of Middle-class Jacob and Jeanne Trahan. Abraham Dugas s.occupe actively to develop its farm, in more d.exercer its trade d.armurier. In 1685, he is a general lieutenant with civil and the criminal in Acadie, c.est-with-statement, Justice of the Peace and head of police force. With the census of 1686, whereas it has 70 years and his wife, Marguerite Doucet, 50 years, is replaced at this station by the ancestor Michel Boudrot. October 15, 1687, Abraham Dugas is among the "former inhabitants of the country" which makes a statement on l.étendue the work carried out on the orders of Charles de Menou, sior d.Aulney-Charnisay, former governor of l.Acadie. With the census of 1698, Abraham Dugas and Marguerite Doucet are not mentioned. Abraham is perhaps deceased, but Marguerite still saw. She is mentioned with the census of 1700.