Join the Huguenot Migration Project

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Hello! Are you interested in helping with the Huguenot Migration Project?  If so, please answer this post and ask to join the project.


  1. Add huguenot to your followed tags.
  2.  Add the category [[Category:Huguenot_Migration_Project]] including the double brackets, to your own profile, above your biography section

The WikiTree Huguenot Migration Project defines "Huguenot” as French-speaking Protestant Christians (whatever branch or denomination) that left their homeland (France or borderlands such as Provence, Navarre, Franche Comté or the Spanish Netherlands - today's Belgium) due to religious persecution or intolerance.  Occitan-speaking or Provencal-speaking French Protestants and French-speaking families from today’s Belgium (Walloons, Liegeois) are included.  Note that in this Project we only include the actual Emigrants and their emigrating families, not their Descendants.  We do include "Double Hops," where a family fled France or a borderland for Germany, the Netherlands  or England and then they or their children moved on to America or South Africa or elsewhere, usually beyond Europe. 

This Project is limited in time & space: only Protestant Christians who left their French or borderland home due to religious intolerance between about 1540 and 1790 (when France declared all religions legal) and whose proper language or culture was French (Walloons / Occitans / Provençals included) are part of this Project.  

Non-French-culture Protestants or descendants beyond “Double Hop” children are not placed in this Project, even though they continued to self-identify as Huguenots.  There will be a “Huguenot Descendant Sticker” to identify them, down to the Present.  A “Huguenot Family Sticker” will identify foreign-born wives, husbands or grand-children of Huguenot emigrants.  A “Huguenot Non-Emigrant Sticker” will identify those French-speaking Protestants who remained in France or a borderland. 

If you are interested in this world-wide diaspora between 1540-1790, please join this Project:  introduce yourself and tell us your Huguenot surnames of interest.

Bienvenue!  / Welcome!



WikiTree profile: Pierre Chastain
in Requests for Project Volunteers by Chet Snow G2G6 Mach 3 (37.8k points)
My name is Carolina Dagevos.

My ancestors are Huguenots with the surnames d’Agofos, d’Agoufos, Dagoufos, Dagafoo, Dagavos, Dagovosse.

I love to know more about it.
I am descended from Abraham Michaux, who also came to Virgina in 1700's and came from Amsterdam.
Hello Leanne

I believe you requested to join this Project in March 2019  and I wrote a comment on your WikiTree profile - in looking at the profile today, I still do not see that you have: 1) Become a Full Member of WikiTree; 2) Signed our Honor Code and 3) Received the pre-1700 Badge.  Please send me a private message when you have completed these 3 requirements and I will gladly add you to this mostly-pre-1700 Project.  Thanks!  Chet Snow-2128 Huguenot Migration Project Leader
Abraham Michaux was indeed a French Huguenot.  He is shown on the lineages web page of the Manakin Huguenot Society (
Hi Michael

I see you are already a Project member - glad to have you with us!
Hi Chet

I have been in contact with you in the past, but since then I have been able to add my Huguenot ancestors from Belgium during the time of the Reformation and Philip II and The Duke of Alva's scourge of West Flanders and other areas of Belgium to my tree..

A very interesting family document is available for the Vancoilge Verkolje and numerous other name variation on  The document serves as afascinating historical document for my ancestors, but probably would not be of use to many others.  It is written in an old Dutch dialect, but can be translated on Google.  Unfortunately for me it is not accepted as a source for the Dutch Roots Project with whom I am researching.

They Are:  Rogier (Verkolje) van der Coolge from a family group based in Kortrijk (Courtrai), West Flanders, Belgium.. (Verkolje-2)

Sir Peter Rycaut  (Rycaut-1)who was forced to flee his family home in Antwerp during the scourge of Belgian Huguenots as noted above.

However, Rogier and Sir Peter both have acceptable wikitree sources other than the vancoilge document noted above.

and  : a van Asse (father of Rogier (Verkolje-2) who I have not sourced up to this date.

I would like to be awarded the badge and join your group please.

Many thanks

Carolyn Dominish

Thanks Chet and team

I am delighted with my new Huguenot badge.

Carolyn Dominish

I would love to join. My ancestors, DeMaranville and Crapo shipwrecked off of Buzzards Bay Massachusetts from France around 1700.
Hi, I'd love to help in this project please as I have discovered a possible link to a Beugo line of Huguenot's
I would like to join this group as my ancestor, Jean deJarnet was a French Huguenot settling first in South Carolina.

Thank you,


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Best answer

I am researching my Groff-Gabier ancestry, who had connections to Alsace-Lorraine. I would love to be a member of the Project. 

by Stacy Groff-Alfrey G2G Crew (750 points)
+10 votes
by Loretta Ann Duryea G2G Crew (700 points)
Hi 9th Cousin! I'm also descended from Joost Duryea, in fact I originally added the profile back in 2012. Nice to see you.
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I'm interested in Huguenots of the name Tromparent and whether they are connected to the Trumperant family in Ireland (Protestants) who first appear in Ireland in the late 1600s (as best as I can tell).
by Anonymous Humann G2G Crew (350 points)
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I have one Huguenot ancestor, Jean Bossard, and his family from Alsace-Lorraine, France who arrived in Virginia on the  ship Peter & Anthony. and also one Catholic French ancestor, Lt. Col. John Jarboe who settled in Maryland.

by James Stratman G2G6 Mach 7 (75.1k points)
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I am also interested in Huguenots because I have relatives who came from Germany and Ireland I think some of them are Huguenots. So I would like to be in the project and get a badge also.
by Linda Barnett G2G6 Pilot (425k points)
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Hello, my French Huguenots left France around 1685, from Poitou Charentes. Surnames Péloquin and Rousseau. I would love to join. Thank you!
by Jacqueline Burch G2G1 (1.8k points)
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Family Letter from a relative that went to Annweiler Germany in 1942 to locate cousins.

Summary:  Gulielmo Amis was driven out of Lyons France in the fall of 1624 and with his family, walked to Annweiler.  The town took them in and took care of them, and he built the flour mill.    Annweiler built a French Church for their exiles and employed a French preacher.

The American immigrants:  Christian Amis, Charlotte Hock, and another sister who married a Schultz

There is a bit more in the letter about the cousins that remained in Annweiler.
by Wendy Fromme G2G6 Mach 2 (22.7k points)
Odd time to visit Germany.
Wendy, this would be a good thing for a free space page, with images of each page of the letter, plus transcriptions, and any other details related to the letter and its contents.  Then each person associated with the letter can be linked to the page as a source.
Feel free to do that Rob if you think it's worth it.    I posted the letter on a profile I made for him.

I managed to confirm a lot of the information in the letter, except the part about my ancestors going with the cannons to Texas.
Wendy, I had been too busy to take a look, finally got around to it now, and I don't think you need another page for it, as you already have the images on his page, type written so no transcriptions needed.  When you add the family members and connect to Charlotte, you can link each one directly to the pages.  I'd probably copy a relevant excerpt into each profile added.
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Pierre Rousseau (born around 1666, Mer (Menars-la-ville) near Blois, France) who met his first wife-to-be while sailing on the Borssenburg from Texel to de Caep de Goede Hoop where it docked on 12 May 1688. 

The Rousseau surname subsequently changed under Dutch influence to the current version of Rossouw. I'm a direct descendant and part of the COGH Project. I'm specifically researching his descendants and their immediate family members in South Africa. 

I'm also already member of the Huguenot Migration Project as quite a number of French Protestant refugees migrated to Southern Africa. 

by Johan Rossouw G2G Crew (740 points)
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I'd like to join. I have some possible huguenots in my tree.

The name is BUSSON

Whether or not they are huguenots, has not yet been proven as the name is french, the century is right but we have no idea where they came from.
by Robynne Lozier G2G6 Pilot (645k points)
+3 votes
I'm sorry to have to withdraw from the project.  I haven't spent any time on WikiTree for a long time, and don't see that changing soon. Good luck!

Susan Campbell
by Susan Campbell G2G Crew (560 points)
+4 votes
I am researching John Roseall, he married Mary Johnson in London, England. 04 Jan 1667-8. "Allegations for Marriage Licenses" Westminster Abby.

 The 1st reference of him in America is "The Annals of Newtown in Queens County New York" by James Riker Jr. Also "Families of the Colonial Town of Philipsburgh" by Grenville C. Mackenzie.

My main purpose is to complete an application for the Huguenot Society of North Carolina, I appreciate any help that can be provided for this purpose, My brick wall is between generations 3 and 4 at a John Rozell and Richard Rozell "Rockingham Co. NC Will 11th May 1798". As I only need to prove back to to the 1st generation that came to America, which is John Roseall.
by Ken Luckey G2G Crew (600 points)
+3 votes
Working on adding my Huguenot ancestors Balliet, Votring, Mickley, and others who immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1733 and 1738 from the Alsace-Lorraine area in France.
by Charleen Bertsch G2G2 (2.6k points)
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Hans Jost Heydt or Hite (5 Dec 1685 - 17 May 1761) native of Alasce, was prolly the first of the name in America. He came by ship 'Hartwell' in 1710. His wife, Anna Maria de Bois is our Huguenot ancestry. I'm trying to trace my grandpa's leanige to them via Charles Edward Hite (b.1934) married Alma Irene Steers on 20 Feb 1954 in Cornith, MS. Charles resides in pulaski county, Illinois. John Hite (1890's - 1940's) married twice , 2nd marriage to Charles' mother, Flora Mae (born DeWeese) Hite Ramage. He was young when his dad past, sadly not much information was given to him about John. Any help would be most appreciated by our clan of Hites!
by Bonnie Demster G2G Rookie (290 points)
+4 votes
I am descended through Elias Horry and would like to join this project.
by Constance Horne G2G Crew (480 points)
+4 votes
Hi, Our family believes we have direct linage through Jacques de Bourdeaux to his father Evremond De Bourdeaux and his wife Catherine of Grenoble, France. Definitely interested in prior ancestors, and the Huguenot movement. Would lie to join this project!
by Bruce Smith G2G2 (2k points)

I think they prefer honest people!   :)   (who don't need to lie!)

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I answered once before and you need me to reduce my watchlist and I have done that so I am ready to join and have a badge now.
by Linda Barnett G2G6 Pilot (425k points)

Hi Linda

Thank you for following thru on your promise to reduce your Watch List below the 5,000 maximum that WikiTree requests.  I am delighted to award you the Huguenot Migration Project badge and Welcome you to the Project.  The Project Page is:

You can join the Project Google Group from that page if you wish.

Also, please scroll down it to the TEMPLATES section as our first step in the project is to add the appropriate STICKER (see Templates) to all the ancestors on your Watch List who qualify as Huguenot Emigrants, or a Family member, or a Descendant (or even Protestant ancestor). 

Best wishes always


Chet Snow


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Please add me to the project. I've joined the google group and added the tag and category to my profile. I'm descended from Rev. Jean Joseph Brumeau De Moulinars, Joost Duryee, Jean (Mousnier) de la Montagne, Bourgon Broucard, and some others. I'd love to add more references and improve the profiles I manage. 

by Andrew Meeks G2G Crew (550 points)
edited by Andrew Meeks
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hi I'm mary Chastain 4th great grand daughter I'm almost positive she is a desendent of perrie Chastain I would love to know for sure
by Amber Whitlock G2G6 Mach 1 (10.5k points)
+2 votes
yes I would love to join this project
by Amber Whitlock G2G6 Mach 1 (10.5k points)
+2 votes
I am a Lamoreux (descended from Andre and Suzanne LaTour). Since I have so many, I guess I should join here and make sure I coordinate with everyone else!
by s Davenport G2G6 Mach 1 (10.8k points)

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