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“How can we live without our lives? How will we know it's us without our past?” ― John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

This site traces the ancestry of selected French and German Creole families* who settled in La Louisiane de la Nouvelle-France during the 18th-19th centuries, mostly concentrated in the Central Louisiana Parishes of Avoyelles, Pointe Coupée, and St. Landry, as well as the Mississippi River Parishes of Ascension, East & West Baton Rouge, Iberville, Orleans, St. Charles & St. John the Baptist (German Coast), and St. James.

Featured surnames in Avoyelles and Pointe Coupée Parishes include BARBIN de BELELVUE BORDELON  CAILLETEAU   CAPPEL   CASSÉ (La CASSÉ) COCO   COUVILLON   DuCÔTÉ DURAND ESCUDÉ   GRÉMILLION   GAUTHIER GOUDEAU   JOFFRION LaBORDE LeMOINE   MAYEUX MONCLA MOREAU PLAUCHÉ RABALAIS REGARD ROY (Le ROY) SAUCIER and others.

Featured surnames in the Mississippi River Parishes include BONIN BOURGEOIS CHABOISSEAU   CHAUDOIR COURRÈGE d'AUTERIVE DeBLANC deMARIE (MARY) desNOYERS DuPONT HAYDEL HECK JUDICE LANDAICHE LANDÈCHE LeBLANC NOËL ROUSSEL SCHEXNAYDRE SONGY STECKLER TOUPS TROSCLAIRE WEBRE WEEDEN and others.

*Although not the focus of this site, it does include some Acadian (Cajun) families exiled from Nova Scotia.

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