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Weg
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006, 03:12 PM
What are the French Huguenot names that one can find in Germany?

Weltfaschist
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006, 03:27 PM
I dont know. I think that you can find nor so much names in germany. only a few. Lafontaine? de maizere?

Todesritter
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006, 03:27 PM
What are the French Huguenot names that one can find in Germany?

I have known a few friends or acquaintances in Germany, whose patrilineal descent stemmed from French Huguenots. I will not use their names here, as I have not asked their permission, but in both cases where I discussed this aspect of their heritage with the people in question, their surname was actually German, but named after the respective obscure little cross-road villages Huguenots and other French refugees were settled to. Also with both of these people, the villages they mentioned had not even been a village prior to the settlement of the Huguenots to these rural cross-roads in Westphalia.

In other cases I've read about, the descendents of Huguenots have retained French surnames, sometimes with increasingly Germanized spelling.

Anyway, that is what little I know, hopefully one of the Germans or someone who knows more than me about this responds later. :)

Jäger
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006, 03:55 PM
I know a Croissant :)