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For information, my ancestor, Andre Pierre is borm ca 1650 in the city of Albestroff (Moselle, France). The name "Pierre" is very commun in the north east of France (in Lorraine). But the origin is probably german and is the translation of "Stein". To understand that fact, you must know that lorraine is situated astride the french/german languages border and its very commun, at this era, to translate german names in french. During the german occupation (1871-1918), the germans did the opposite and translated french names in german so that its, some times, very difficult to guess the exact origin of the names.
Do you know the name of your french ancestors and where they came from in France ?