From Dean W. Bourque
|Amirault's Hill (Y) : East
of Yarmouth in the municipality of Argyle. This community recalls
the resilience of the Acadian People, who returned in numbers to Nova Scotia
following the expulsion of 1755. Nearby Pubnico was an important
Acadian settlement both before and following the expulsion, for this was
one area where the lands had not been confiscated by others. As the population
of settlements such as Pubnico expanded, the settlers moved farther along
the shore. Thus, about 1800, Jaques Amirault of Pubnico settled in
the district which bears his name.
*from the book "Place Names of Atlantic Canada" Ref 917.16 HAM in the Western Counties Regional Library*
Amirault's Hill (Y) : Jaques Amirault (sometimes Amiro or Amero) settled lands on the Tusket River in Yarmouth County in 1766. The Hill retains it's name.
*from the book "Place Names of the Province of Nova Scotia"Ref 917.15 BRO in the Western Counties Regional Library*
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