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Re: DeGraff ? DeGroft ?
Posted by: Bob Mosher Date: June 03, 1998 at 10:40:42
In Reply to: Re: DeGraff ? DeGroft ? by Kim Whitney of 193


According to my reference, "DeGraff or DeGroff which is the Anglicized version of the Dutch redition of the name, family in America was one Jean Le Comte, a French Huguenot who is said to have been born in Picardy. The records o fthe Bibliotheque Wallone at Leyden, The Netherlands, idicate that Jean Le Comte became a member of the Huguenot Church at Middleburg, Zeeland. On 12 December 1660 Jean Le Comte married Mary Laurens. A son, Moyse was baptized there 13 March 1661." By 1674 the family arrived in New York. Moses (Moyse) de Graaf sometimes was called Le Conte according to the author.



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