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Notable Huguenot descendants - United States

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  • Hosea Ballou (c.1771 - 1852)
    Hosea Ballou was born in Richmond, New Hampshire, to a family of Huguenot origin. The family was disputed to be of Anglo-Norman heritage, but this has no foundation, and due to his ancestor being named...
  • Gouverneur Morris, U.S. Senator (c.1751 - 1816)
    Gouverneur Morris (January 31, 1752 – November 6, 1816), was an American statesman, a Founding Father of the United States, and a native of New York City who represented Pennsylvania in the Co...
  • Ralph Izard (1741 - 1804)
  • Gen.George Izard, 2nd Territorial Governor of Arkansas (1776 - 1828)
    George Izard (October 21, 1776 – November 22, 1828) was a General in the United States Army during the War of 1812 and a Governor of the Arkansas Territory. George Izard was born in Pari...
  • Alexander Hamilton, Signer of the US Constitution (1757 - 1804)
    DAR Ancestor #: A050054 Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757 – July 12, 1804) was the first United States Secretary of the Treasury, a Founding Father, economist, and political philoso...

Notable Huguenots or people from Huguenot descent United States

Arts & Entertainment


  • Anthony Benezet, American Quaker educator and abolitionist

Entrepreneurs and businesspeople

  • Samuel Courtauld (industrialist), American-born British industrialist
  • Leonard Jerome , American financier and grandfather of Winston Churchill
  • Benjamin Henry Latrobe , American engineer and archtiect
  • Henry Laurens , American merchant and delegate to the Continental Congress
  • Daniel Myron LeFever, American gunmaker
  • John Pintard, American merchant and philanthropist
  • John D. Rockefeller , American capitalist
  • John E. Tourtellotte, American architect


  • Tom Brokaw , American television journalist and author


  • Warder Cresson, American writer, first U. S. consul to Jerusalem, and convert to Judaism


Politics and government

  • James A. Bayard , U. S. Congressman
  • James Bowdoin , Governor of Massachusetts
  • James Bowdoin III , American statesman and philanthropist, benefactor of Bowdoin College
  • Bryant Butler Brooks, Governor of Wyoming
  • William Byrd I , early Virginia settler
  • James DeLancey , Governor of New York
  • Louis Dubois , colonist to New Netherland, co-founded New Paltz, New York
  • Peter Force , American politician and archivist
  • Alonzo Garcelon, Governor of Maine
  • Al Gore , former Vice-President of the United States
  • Alexander Hamilton , American Secretary of the Treasury
  • George Izard, Major General and Governor of Arkansas
  • Ralph Izard , U.S. Senator, President pro tempore of U.S. Senate
  • Gouverneur Morris , American statesman, represented Pennsylvania in the Constitutional Convention
  • Oscar Neebe, American labor movement leader
  • Daniel Perrin, one of the first permanent European inhabitants of Staten Island, New York


  • Hosea Ballou , American preacher, co-founder of Universalist theology in America
  • Henry Bidleman Bascom, U.S. Congressional Chaplain, Methodist Bishop


  • Florence Bascom, American geologist