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L'Association des Familles Belliveau du Nouveau-Brunswick Inc.

Moncton, New Brunswick
Grant of Arms
July 15, 2009
Vol. V, p. 456

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Azure a lark standing on a mount of three coupeaux, in chief three mullets Or;





A symbol of hope, the yellow star has represented Acadia since the adoption of its flag in 1884. Blue, the colour of the sky, sea and water, represents the arrival of the first Belliveaus, as well as the rain that was so important to them, who were market gardeners by trade. The lark is a bird that inhabits marshes and meadows, places where the family’s ancestors worked. The mountain upon which the lark is perched represents their regions of origin in France.


COURAGEUX ET TENACE means “courageous and persistent”. These are two qualities characteristic of the Belliveaus since their initial voyage to Acadia. Having survived the Deportation, the Belliveaus remain loyal to the values and traditions handed down by their ancestors.


Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on December 12, 2009, in Volume 143, page 3682 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of Karine Constantineau, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

D. Robert Tunstall

Shirley Mangione

Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Family Association