Surnames/tags: Huguenot Manakintowne
The goal of this project is to help members link their ancestors back to the ships that were sent by the monarchy to Virginia. In addition to coordinate the efforts to link Anglicized Huguenot surnames to their ancestors that lived in Southern France (Languedoc)
Right now this project just has one member, me. I am Wanda Richards.
Here are some of the tasks that I think need to be done. I'll be working on them, and could use your help.
- to ensure that French names that have changed in spelling many times are all accounted for in the listings so that when you search for Huguenot names you find the one you're looking for.
- To determine whether ancestors are actually Huguenot even though their surname may not reflect it. For example: Masse was changed to Massey leaving many to think the Massey family was actually Huguenot. Faure is written as Ford sometimes, meaning the descendants have no idea they are of Huguenot descent.
- Coordinate linking ancestors with information in the Huguenot societies regarding the history of these people.
- Determining whether Huguenot ancestors spent time in the UK after leaving France and coming to Virginia.