Welcome to our

Comte de Paris Decendants

We represent 33 families that arrived into Akaroa onboard the Comte de Paris in 1840

Welcome to our Comte de Paris Descendants group

Are you part of our family….. Do you have any of these names in your history

Benoit  –   Bernard  –   Bouriaud  –   Breitmeyer   –  Cebert   –  Chardin  –   David  –   Dulac –   Dupas  –   Eteveneaux  –   Fleuret   –  Francois   –  Gendrot   –  Guindon   –  Gurtner   –  Hahn  –   Haulme  –   Hettich  –  Jotereau  –   Jouy  –   Le Duc   –  LeLievre  –   Libeau   –  De Malmanche  –   Masse  –   Michel  –   Pigoulet  –   Rousselot  –   Veron  –   Vidal  –   Waeckerle  –   Walter  –   Wooll

Current Projects

We are asking for donations for a plaque for Joseph de Malmanche who died at 2 years old, 1872. This will be put beside his headstone with the French and English text. The inscription on the headstone is eroding and this is the only grave in the cemetery written in French and very historic. If you would like to donate please use the reference Joseph, and your name. Bank Account: 03-1594-0290416-00

Akaroa Cemeteries Project –  working with the Christchurch City Council to build a Memorial Entrance to honor the early settlers. We now have consent and hope to start building soon.

Headstone project – we are lobbying the City Council to assist with restoring our settler headstones, and are working with the ‘Friends of the Akaroa Museum’ to record all the historic Akaroa headstones and make the information available.

Unveiling of the Waeckerle restored headstone at the 180th reunion weekend – Akaroa 2021

Why you need to join us…

We are an Incorporated Society run by volunteers. Your membership helps preserve and protect our history.

Membership gives you…

  • Access to resources
  • Connect with other family members
  • 4 newsletters per year
  • Group membership of the NZ Society of Geanealogists
  • Involvement in Family History events
  • Be involved in projects to protect our history

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Acceptance onto the Facebook page doesn’t constitute full paid membership to the Comte de Paris Descendants Group.  It is open to the public and a good way of keeping in touch.  

Protecting our knowledge and archives of years gone by
for our future generations...
1940 Centennial Celebrations (Photo from Shuttleworth Collection)