Genealogy Wise

The Genealogy & Family History Social Network


Huguenots and Walloons

French, German and Flemish Protestants who were members of the Reformed Church and emigrated to the USA in the 17th and 18th Centuries.

Members: 97
Latest Activity: Feb 3, 2019

Discussion Forum


Started by James P. LaLone. Last reply by Roberta Morrow Dec 2, 2013. 3 Replies

Research Links

Started by Michael Helmantoler Aug 25, 2012. 0 Replies

How to Research Huguenot Ancestors in Ireland

Started by Michael Helmantoler May 9, 2011. 0 Replies

Portarlington, Ireland Huguenot research

Started by Dale Castle. Last reply by Laura Price May 4, 2011. 1 Reply

Genealogy Forum Huguenot Resource Center

Started by Michael Helmantoler May 3, 2011. 0 Replies

Perrin /Perrine From France to America

Started by Sherry Hightower. Last reply by Dale Castle Mar 30, 2010. 2 Replies

Huguenots in Salt Lake City

Started by Michael Helmantoler. Last reply by Earl Reemt Duthler Dec 10, 2009. 1 Reply

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Huguenots and Walloons to add comments!

Comment by Mona Romans on December 2, 2013 at 8:43pm
I have Kuykendalls in my family. My French ancestors include Cossart, Covert, Lemaster, DuBois and Denys.
Comment by Roberta Morrow on December 2, 2013 at 7:42pm

Here are the family names of my husband's ancestors living in NY from 1600's on

Beekman, Berck, Bergen, Chadwick, Coens, Davids, de la Haye, Freer, Hooglandt, Huybertsen, Jansen, Kouenhoven, Kuykendall,  Rapalje, Teerpenning/ Terpenning,  Trico, Van Bunschoten, Van Couwenhoven,  Von Bergen.

Comment by Roberta Morrow on December 2, 2013 at 7:13pm

Debbie Winchell, my husband has Rapaljes and Tricos in his tree.

Comment by Mary Ellen Aube on August 23, 2012 at 7:34pm

Hi, my name is Mary Ellen and I am descended for Phillippe De La Noye He was a Huguenot whose parents got him out of France to Netherlands and He came to America and founded the Delano family in first New England Then they spread to other parts of the country.  He came on the Fortune.  He originally sailed on the Speewell which set out at the same time as the Mayflower but sprung aleak and had to turn back.  It was the second pilgrim ship to land here.  Fastinating study.

Comment by Judy Holcombe Smith on August 23, 2012 at 4:17pm


I'm researching Pairans and Julliens in Mariendorf, Hessen.  My gr-gr-gr-gr-grandfather was born Estienne Pairan in 1767 in Mariendorf and emigrated to Philadelphia PA sometime between 1781 and 1784.  He was a hatter in Philadelphia, known as Stephen Payran, living until 1847 and establishing a large number of descendants in the US.

Comment by Debbie Winchell (Loving Dove) on July 9, 2012 at 1:52pm

Hello.  I have Rapalje, Trico and Lemaster in my family.

Comment by M.Verplancke on December 4, 2011 at 5:59am

Hi again Sue,

I just found out that Tanneke's marriage to Arij was her 2nd marriage so that might make it more probably that she was a little older than Arij.

Comment by M.Verplancke on December 4, 2011 at 4:11am

PS and ofcourse Arij and Maerten might not be related at all. The surname might just be a coincidence. However if they are brothers (or father and son) there's also the possibility that he's born in Ghent.

Comment by M.Verplancke on December 4, 2011 at 4:07am

To Sue de Groot,

Hi Sue, Arij van der Keur is one of my ancestors too. However I doubt that Maerten Claesz. van der Keur is his father. Arij's wife Tanneke Pieters de Groet was baptized on February, 7th, 1679 in Leiden which makes me think that Arij's birth probably was around that time too. Often the men were a little older than their wives so I think he might be from around 1676 to 1680. Ofcourse it's not impossible that he's younger than his wife. However if you look at Arij and Tanneke's children on this site

then you see a Pieter and a Magdalena named after Tanneke's parents but you don't see a Maerten. If you look at Arij's and Tanneke's children you see that the eldest son is named Claas which means there's quite a chance that Arij's father is also named Claas/Claes. The eldest son is often named after the paternal grandfather. So since Maerten's father is also called Claes and Arij's father might be called Claes I think it's more likely that Maerten and Arij are brothers then fathter and son. On the other hand if they were brothers then why didn't Arij call one of his 4 sons Maerten? The reason for this ofcourse might be that the Van der Keur was so big that he didn't came around to naming one if both Maerten and Arij were one of the younger siblings from that family. Or the other sons were named after Tanneke's brothers. This is all speculation ofcourse it's good to keep an open option for multiple options. BTW since Arij has a daughter called Kaatje (Catharina) she "might" be named after the paternal grandmother. Again this is speculation :)

Comment by James P. LaLone on August 22, 2011 at 1:34pm

Members (97)



© 2024   Created by IIGSExecDirector.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service