There were 2 prominent David families that I know of that settled in Southeast Louisiana. One was the David dit Saint Michel family of Michel David and his wife Genevieve Hebert who arrived in New Orleans in 1766 from Snowhill Maryland where they lived for 12 years after being deported from Louisbourg, L'Acadie by the British in 1755 during Le Grande Derangement. They settled in the Saint James / Convent area around 1767/1768. Their following generations migrated towards New Iberia, Saint Martinsville and Youngsville as well as the Cow Island area. Then there was the David dit Pontiff family that I believe settled in the Opelousas area. Michel David was my 5th great grandfather. Following David descendent generations that I am directly related to after Michel were Paul Sr., Paul Jr., Paul Helaire, Julian and Elie David. If you find that your David family tree is related to any of these ancestors, you may want to visit my website, www.davidsofnewfrance.com. The first phases of this website is currently underdevelopment and is an ongoing project. It focuses on the life of Michel David's father, Jean Pierre David dit Saint Michel between 1695 and 1759 and will continue with subsequent David generations down to the present in future project phases. There is always the possibility that your David family tree is a branch of either the David dit Saint Michel or David dit Pontiff families.
Feel free to contact me directly if you have any further questions.
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