My great-grandfather, [[Barrette-50|John Dunsworth Barrette]], is said by family lore to have come to New Orleans, LA in 1845 from Baltimore, Cork, Ireland. His son, my grandfather, said that the family came to Ireland from France with William the Conqueror. He always used the "e" on the end of his name, but I have found that the name "Barrett", without the "e" is fairly common in that part of Ireland. He was also a Protestant, which doesn't seem to be very common. Does anyone have any information that might help me?