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Re: "Huguenot" clarification, please.
Posted by: Alex Dow (ID *****6925) Date: September 06, 2002 at 00:04:30
In Reply to: "Huguenot" clarification, please. by Helga (Schneider )Ziegler of 150

Morning Helga

I would be surprised if there is an "official" list of Huguenot names.

Keep in mind that various individual persons chose to follow the Protestant/Calvinist form of the Christian beliefs; and that they were subsequently labelled "Huguenot", it could equally have been "Protestant" etc.

So you may find that today, one family with a specific name would claim to be of Huguenot origin, whilst another bearing the same name would equally claim to not be of Huguenot origin.

Both statements would be equally correct.

Hence there is most unlikely to be an "official" list of "Huguenot" names.

The list you saw is probably made up from family names, proven to have Huguenot connections and to have migrated to Australia, therefore it would not be guaranteed to have every Australian Huguenot name in it.

If you have not already done so, you should research your own family history, starting at-

Once you have done that and shown that members of the family had/have followed the Huguenot beliefs, submit your family name for inclusion in that list.

Alex Dow

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