Bonnevie in French means good life. There is a large community of Bonnevies in both France as well as New Brunswick, Canada. Many migrated south along the east coast through Maine. Bonnevies from the Acadian region of North America and New Brunswick transferred down to Louisana and later became part of Cajun culture. I have distant Cajun relatives, also living the good life!
In 1696, Jacques Bonnevie Sr. moved from Paris to the Cap-pelé settlements in New Brunswick, Canada. Seven generations later, my mother, Claudette Marie (Bonnevie) Ankiewicz, was born to Aimé and Elda (Leblanc) Bonnevie. These pages aim to document my maternal family history and genealogy, capture the beauty of photos and records passed down through the years, and present snippets of New Brunswick French-Canadian culture.