The CADORETTE family in North America can probably trace its roots to a common ancester, GEORGES CADORETTE. According to LDS resources, GEORGES was born in St. Pierre, a parish in the city of Vannes, in the province of Bretagne, France, around 1625-1631.
He was one of the 1st settlers in 'New France' (Quebec), and the earliest written records in which his name appears, is around 1652, at Trois-Rivieres. His first wife was Anne Jopie (married @ 16 Sep 1657), and she died without bearing any children. GEORGES subsequently married widow (X 2) Barbe Boucher, of Chateau Richer, Montmorency I, Quebec (b. @ Dec 1663), @ 24 Apr 1686. Together, they had at least 7 children, and so on, and so on . . . so you can see how the CADORETTES are just one BIG family.
My CADORETTE ancesters eventually settled in and around the Montreal area. My 1st relative to immigrate from Canada to the United States, was EUZEBE (or Eusebe) CADORETTE. He was born @ 22 Feb 1843,in St. Pierre, Quebec. He immigrated through Brunswick, Maine on 23 Jan 1856, and joined the Maine Volunteer Infantry, 5th Regiment, Company C, in Biddeford, Maine on 26 Sep 1862. His regiment fought with the Army of the Potomac, in and around the Virginia and D.C. area, until he was wounded in the head, on 12 May 1864, at the Battle of the Spotsylvania Courthouse. I am his great-great grandaughter.
One can trace the name CADORET or CADORET DE L'EPINEGUEN, back to 1030, in Bretagne, France. Apparently, they were minor nobility at that time.
My present family tree is not complete, as I have not had the time to input all the ancestral information prior to EUZEBE. But please be patient - I'm resuming work on it now. I am not very good at detailing the sources, but know that I have obtained all my information directly from cemeteries in New England; the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City; records at the American-Canadian Geneological Society Library in Manchester, New Hampshire; and the National Archives.
I hope this site is helpful in your search for your ancesters, and I welcome any assistance, for my search.
BON CHANCE !! (sp ?)