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Manakintowne Huguenots

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Surnames/tags: Huguenot Manakintowne
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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.

Will you join me? Please post a comment here on this page, in G2G using the project tag, or send me a private message. Thanks!

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Je suis déscendant de Léah Agée Smith, fille unique de Antoine Mathieu Agée. Ils étaient à Manikintown, et je voudrais bien fait parti de ce parti du "French Huguenot" project. Je suis 3ème petit fils de Léha et son mari Richard Smith.
posted by Eugene C. Rasband
Hi! Thanks for starting this new project. It looks like it would fit well with our Huguenot Migration Project. The current leader of that is Chet Snow and I know he'd love to work with you make it an official sub-project, as well as help hook you up with some other members to help. I updated your tags and categories so you're easier to find, too. Keep up the great contributions.
posted by Abby (Brown) Glann