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Notable Huguenot descendants - United States

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    Lily-Rose Melody Depp (born May 27, 1999) is a French American actress and model. She is the daughter of American actor Johnny Depp and French singer, actress, and model Vanessa Paradis. Depp is feat...
  • Ralph Izard, U.S. Senator (1741 - 1804)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for SOUTH CAROLINA. DAR Ancestor # A060799 Ralph Izard (January 23, 1741 / 1742 – May 30, 1804) was a U.S. politician. He served as President pro tempore of the...
  • Peter Horry (1743 - 1815)
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  • Paul Revere (1734 - 1818)
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  • Joan Crawford (1905 - 1977)
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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