Links will take you to a "Surname Saturday" or related post(s) for the surname. The first place listed is where my direct line eventually settled. An asterisk means I have info about one or more enslaved persons named in a record of at least one person in that line. Check my blog labels list (that long blue word list in the right-hand column) for more info and/or drop me a line at hallroots [at] sbcglobal [dot] net.
Note for cousins: Names from North La. and most Southern states are from my mom's side of the family; names from South La., Acadia and France are from my dad's side. And Legere-related cousins: my ancestors from Quebec, Colonial New Orleans or Mobile and Germany are from my great-grandmother Marie Octavie McBride Legere's (Constant Legere's fourth wife's) mom's lineage.
BOGARD: St. Landry Parish, LA, back to VA?
BOPFF, BOFTZ, a.k.a. Boff, Paul, Bopp, Baftz, Bopfe, Poff, Bauff, & possibly BOSSIE: Pointe Coupée Parish, LA (1700s) and E. Baton Rouge Parish, LA, the "German Coast" of LA near New Orleans, back to the Speyer, Germany, area
BUREL, BURELLE: Colonial New Orleans and Mobile, back to Quebec and Paris, France (a pastry cook and tavern owner. Call me when the iTimeTravel 4000 is ready! :) )
BURNAMAN, BURNAM, BURNHAM, BOERNEMANN: 1800s GA, SC.
* CARRIERE: Colonial New Orleans and Mobile, back to Quebec and Villeneuve-sur-Lot, France (note: descendants of the enslaved persons for whom I have info took the surname Damas or Dumas)
COTTER: Bienville Parish, LA, back to Jefferson Co., GA and Stewart Co., GA
* DAVIS: Bienville and Catahoula Parishes, LA, back to Amite Co., MS, to NC?
DESBORDES, DEBORDES: Colonial New Orleans, back to Burgundy, France
(6th-great-grandfather Claude Desbordes was choirmaster of the St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans)
* FARISS, FARESS, FARRIS: Catahoula Parish, LA and Amite Co., MS
* HADDEN: Jefferson Co., Stewart Co., Washington Co., GA (1800s), back to SC? and VA? (1700s)
HALL: late 1800s, GA or VA, probably Irish or Scottish before that. Grandpa Hall is still my biggest brick wall. (He wasn't that chatty, at least about his family. DNA may help us figure it out. Or maybe that time travel thing. :) )
HARRELL: Lincoln and Union Parishes, LA (Where is Rebecca Jane Harrell McCoy buried?), back to AL, NC
HOLLIER: St. Landry Parish, LA (1800s), back to France
KILPATRICK: Bienville and Claiborne Parishes, LA, back to Franklin Co., TN
* LANGLOIS: St. Landry Parish, LA (late 1700s), back to Colonial New Orleans, French Illinois, Quebec, and Paris, France (note: descendants of the enslaved persons for whom I have info took the surname Damas or Dumas)
LEBERT: St. Martin and St. Landry Parishes, LA, back to Brittany, France, to Acadia, and Paris, France
* LEGERE, LEGER: (Instead of linking to all Legere posts (a large number), I will put the slavery-related post here for easier access.) Lafayette and St. Landry Parishes, LA, back to Acadia and, presumably, France. Also interested in La. cousins, which include families of Leger, Legere, Guidry, Hernandez, Sonnier, Malapart, Hardy, Hall, LeDoux, O'Toole, Trahan, Stemmans, Weber and others. (Note: My Louisiana Legeres descend from Jacques Leger dit Larosette of Acadia, not from Michel dit Richelieu of Quebec)
* McBRIDE: Lafayette and St. Landry Parishes, LA, back to VA
McCOY: Lincoln and Claiborne Parishes, LA, back to Wilmington, DE, and Ireland (1800s)
PATE: Bienville Parish, LA, back to TN and VA (1700s), probably from England
POTIER, POITIER: Lafayette, St. Landry and St. Martin Parishes, LA, back to France and Acadia
SANMERINE, SAUMERINE, dit "L'Este," Marie, (1700s) Pointe Coupée Parish, LA, Colonial New Orleans, back to the Palatinate region of Germany.
SMITH: Emily Lena b. 1824 in AR; father Samuel?, from AR or MD? On another branch, Rebecca A. Smith m. Levi Thomas Harrell abt 1856 in LA--who are her parents?
STEMMANN, STEMMANS, STEMANN: Lafayette, St. Landry and Avoyelles Parishes in LA, back to possibly Austria and probably Buxtehude, Germany.
STEVENSON, STEPHENSON: Claiborne Parish, LA, back to AR, MO, SC, PA (1740s), County Antrim, Ireland, and possibly Scotland
THOMELIN, TOMMELIN, TOMELIN: Colonial New Orleans
TRAHAN: St. Landry Parish, LA, back to Acadia and France.
TREPAGNIER, TREPANIER, TREPAGNY: Colonial New Orleans and Mobile, back to Quebec and Muchedent?, France
WERICH: Pointe Coupée Parish, LA, the "German Coast" of LA near New Orleans, back to the Lorraine region which was once, alternately, part of today's France or Germany.
last updated:19 Jan 2013