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Creole Families of New Orleans and Louisiana

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  • Louis Simon (1750 - d.)
    Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy : Jan 24 2019, 22:50:04 UTC
  • Jayme Jaime Jorda (c.1750 - 1823)
    Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy : Jan 24 2019, 12:49:02 UTC
  • Andrea Drussakis Dimitry (1775 - 1852)
    Dimitry family had originally lived on the mainland of Greece. They had fled to Hydra seeking refuge from the Turks. This is where Andrea was born. He emigrated to Louisiana, and settled in New Orleans...
  • Drouin Institute
    Louis Chauvin (1678 - aft.1769)
    Sources: Drouin Institute (Archived baptismal record - see attached in Media tab) SIEUR LOUIS CHAUVIN DE BEAULIEU I, the first husband of Charlotte Orbanne Duval, was born in Montreal, Canad...
  • Michel Dragon (1739 - 1821)
    probable that the first Greek on the scene was named Dragonas (born 1734). Other immigrants to Louisiana called him Michel. Dragonas arrived in New Orleans before 1764 and became an officer in the Fren...

Creole herein refers to people of French or Spanish descent born in the New World colonies, particularly in the Caribbean and French and Spanish Louisiana and West Florida, including those of European and mixed ancestry. Profiles are the immigrant ancestors of these families which primarily resided in New Orleans and surrounding areas (1st and 2nd generations).

One goal is to develop standardized surname spellings to allow for easier matching and merging.


  • Winston De Ville: Gulf Coast Colonials and other works.
  • Shannon Lee Dawdy: Building the Devil's Empire: French Colonial New Orleans
  • Stanley Clisby Arthur and George Campbell Huchet De Kernion: Old Families of Louisiana (1931)
  • Grace King: Creole Families of New Orleans