Genealogy Projects tagged with Huguenot on the Geni Family Tree

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  • SA French Huguenot Settlers

    Fleeing religious persecution of Protestants in France after the 1685 revocation of the Edict of Nantes (which had guaranteed their rights), 200 000 French Huguenots emigrated to countries such as Switzerland. Germany, England, America, and South Africa. Amongst the first Huguenots to come were Francois Villion (Viljoen) and the du Toit brothers, François and Guillaume . Actually, the ...

  • Huguenot immigration to the James River area of Virginia 1620 to 1700

    Join this project (Actions > Join Project) if you would like to become part of it Soon after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, King William and Queen Mary ascended to the throne of England. They offered the Huguenots the privilege of settling in Virginia. About 600 came to Virginia in 1700- 170. Many settled at a deserted Indian village called Manakintown.which is on the south side of th...

  • Huguenots of Ireland

    The Huguenots in Ireland Around the start of the eighteenth century, as Irish conditions became more settled, two groups of continental Protestant refugees were settled in the country with official, or semi-official help. The first of these, the Huguenots , were French Calvinists persecuted intermittently by the Catholic rulers of France throughout the seventeenth century. The second group ...

  • Notable Huguenot descendants - Australia

    Huguenots were French Protestants, the term possibly deriving from mispronunciation of the Swiss-German Eidgenosse, meaning sworn companion or confederate. They were at the centre of political and religious disputes in France in the 16th and 17th centuries. Under Henri II (1547-59) they formed a powerful group which included the king of Navarre and Gaspard de Coligny, Admiral of France, and was...

  • Huguenots of Britain

    Scope Scope of this project is to look in to the history of the huguenots in Britain and to indentify those who came and settled in Britain. The Huguenots An estimated 50,000 Protestant Walloons and Huguenots fled to England, about 10,000 of whom moved on to Ireland around the 1690s. In relative terms, this could be the largest wave of immigration of a single community into Britain ever...

  • Huguenots of Colonial New England

    Most of the Huguenot congregations (or individuals) in North America eventually affiliated with other Protestant denominations with more numerous members. The Huguenots adapted quickly and often began to marry outside their immediate French communities fairly rapidly, which led to their assimilation. Their descendants in many families continued to use French first names and surnames for their c...

  • Notable Huguenot descendants - United States

    Notable Huguenots or people from Huguenot descent United States Arts & Entertainment James Agee , American screenwriter and Pulitzer prize winning author Earl W. Bascom, American rodeo cowboy, artist, and sculptor William Christopher, American actor Joan Crawford , American actress Davy Crockett , American folk hero Johnny Depp , American actor Philip Morin Freneau...

  • Notable Huguenot descendants - Britain

    Notable Huguenot descendants - Britain Arts, Entertainment and sports Hablot Knight Browne ("Phiz"), British illustrator of Charles Dickens Tony Cottee, West Ham United and England footballer Piers Courage , English racing driver Phil de Glanville, England rugby union international (private profile) William De Morgan , British art potter, tile designer, and author G....

  • Battleground Ireland

    Battleground Ireland Ireland became a battleground almost by accident - having left England, James II had de facto handed William the crown on a silver plate. His only hope of restoration was linked to a return to his realm. And only one part was considered secure and sympathetic enough - Catholic Ireland, effectively ruled by the Jacobite Tyrconnel. Tyrconnel was determined to hold on to p...

  • Huguenots of Abbeville, South Carolina

    Source: Passenger List of Huguenots and Transactions of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina No. 5. pp 76-78, Charleston, South Carolina, 1897. Press of Walker, Evans & Cogswell Co. THE HUGUENOTS OF ABBEVILLE, S. C. During the persecutions of the Huguenots in France, which had continued through the 18th century almost to its close, a colony arrived in South Carolina in 1764. Two hundred...