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,


78 Answers

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hello All,

The rumor of my Canada family (Lowry and Degraff) escaping from France (as Huguenot's = Protestants) is rampant in my family's verbal history.  Whether true or not, it is of interest to me to figure it out.  I would love to help this project where I can and of course sort out brick walls in my research too.

by Tanya Lowry G2G6 Mach 1 (10.3k points)
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Hi  My ancestors were silk weavers in Spitlefields and Mile End Old Town with the name of La'Gache Agace Agase Agass. I am interested in were they originated from. thank you
by Vicki Ansell G2G Crew (940 points)
+1 vote
I'd like to join the project! I have the following Huguenot surnames in my lineage, which I continue to research; Bellinger, Boucher, de Bourdeaux, Hardin, Pepin, Poitevin, Postell/Postell.
by La'Nelle Wilmeth G2G2 (2.2k points)
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Hi, I'd like to join this project, I am interested in the Huguenot families of glass makers mainly from Lorraine, who found refuge in England and Ireland, 1590 and later.

Surnames include de Hennezel (Henzey), de Thisac (Tyzack) - anglicised forms in brackets.
by Andrew Parrish G2G Crew (350 points)
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I'm a descendant of the Deland family, who came to Massachusetts in 1660's or 1670's. I'd like to join.
by J. P. Hartmann G2G Rookie (260 points)
+2 votes
Through WikiTree I have discovered Henri Marchand and Thomas LaMare who have been identified as Huguenots.  The Marchand became Mershon, and LaMare became Lamar.
by Joy Harrison G2G6 Mach 1 (10.8k points)
+2 votes
Hi - I'd like to be involved in this project. My ancestors include French Huguenots on several lines: Chastain, Sallee, Bondurant, Faure, Soblet, Maxey.
by Kerri Stewart G2G Rookie (260 points)
+2 votes
I have Huguenot ancestors named Maupin, Hersent, and Via.  They came to Virginia by way of Amsterdam.  I would like to join this project, and learn more!

by Bartley McRorie G2G3 (3.7k points)
+2 votes
I would love to join the project.  The question of whether or not my family was descended from French Huguenot is one I would like to know more about.  Thanks!

by John Seay G2G Rookie (260 points)
+2 votes

I would like to get involved in the project, please.

Many thanks,

by Marlene Marx G2G6 (9.2k points)
+2 votes
I'm not sure what I could do to help.  I have put my genealogy back to Pierre Chastain in the tree.  What else would I do for this project?
by Susanne O'Brien G2G Rookie (260 points)

Hello Susanne

Thank you for your comment and for helping fill in your family tree back to your Huguenot ancestor, Dr. Pierre Chastain.

Have you added the appropriate Huguenot identity Stickers to your family members, including all children - even not direct ancestors, that descend from him ?  This is our main Project goal at the moment: to identify all Huguenot emigrants, their family and descendants, now on WikiTree.   Please go to:

and see which Sticker applies to which ancestor, down to you, of course!! 

I also notice that there are some female ancestors with French names in your Tree but they have no parents on WikiTree - perhaps you could also see what Sources you can find for them and if you find their lineage, do add it to our One World Tree. 

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I'd like to join your project.  Vincent Rongnion -3 is my 7th great grandfather.  Thank you.  

Gordon "Bud" Warder-49
by Gordon Warder G2G5 (5.7k points)
+2 votes

Please add me to this exciting project blush

by Ron Lamoreaux G2G1 (1.5k points)
+2 votes
I am descended from Huguenot Gabriel Maupin.  Actually two of my great great grandparents are Maupins!  Please add me to the project.
by Bartley McRorie G2G3 (3.7k points)
+2 votes
Yes, I am interested. DELO is a Huguenot name and there are still Delos in Brittany and Normandy. Brittany Delos were on record as of 1400. Apparently Delos went to both Germany and England (Kent). There are still Delo families in Kent and a German Delo family migrated to Canada, then Michigan in the mid-1800s from Mecklenburg.
by anonymous G2G Rookie (260 points)
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This appears to be the correct direction. In my research so far, it appears that one of my German ancestors who emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1754, Johann Jacob Aurand, my fourth great grandfather who married Elizabeth Christina Heinz/Hines, was from the the family that were originally from France before emigrating to Prussia due persecution as Huguenots.
by Kelly Kersey G2G3 (4k points)
+2 votes

I am currently working on my family profiles that were part of the last Huguenot Emmigration to America and would very much like to join this project If I may. My ancestors were of the de Rochemaure line who changed ther name to Roquemore when they fled prosecution 

ago by Amanda Tomas G2G2 (2.4k points)
edited ago by Amanda Tomas
+1 vote
My Menuret ancestors came from Montelimar France during the revocation of the Edict of Nanes. They settled in what is now Northern Ireland. Susan Rice Campbell
ago by Susan Campbell G2G Crew (390 points)

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