My husband's family name is Petepiece (aka Pettypiece, Pettapiece, and similar variations).The Petepieces apprently left France to escape religious persection and eventually settled in County Sligo, Ireland. My husband's 2x gr-grandfather Thomas Pettapiece (b. cir. 1789, Clooncura, Co. Sligo, Irelenad; d. 24 Apr 1872, Leeds and Grenville Township, Ontario, Upper Canada) left Ireland in 1829 and settled in Oxford Township, Grenville County, Upper Canada. He and his wife was Catherine Sarah Stokes (b. cir. 1794, Barony, Co. Sligo, Ireland; d. 28 Jul 1864, Oxford Township, Upper Canada) were married abt. 1814 in Ireland. Thomas, two of his brothers (Arthur and Richard) can be found listed on are on the U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists, 1500s to 1900s and were on the petition recommending poor families to whom the British government could advance passage money enabling them to immigration to Upper Canada.I would love to find more about Thomas Pettapiece's ancestors as he is an 'end of line' ancestor and there must be a very interesting story about how they got to Ireland.