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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Creole, Cajun & Málagueño Genealogy on Facebook

This group has been created to provide internauts with genealogy hunting tactics, valid online resources, and primary source documentation location for the Louisiana Creole and Cajun population and diaspora.

Surnames of Acadian/Cajun origin are easily traced. Therefore the following list of surnames, while not exhaustive, will give you an idea of the largest families of Acadian origin in Louisiana.

A list of Louisiana Creole surnames would easily reach 500 pages of text. In short, and broadly speaking, Creole surnames are mostly those surnames of French, Spanish and German origin, excluding Acadian/Cajun names and names of French families arriving after the Battle of New Orleans in 1812. Creole surnames could be grouped into White Creole, Creole of Color and Black Creole surnames and then re-arranged according to geographic settlement. For example the largest Creole (white, mixed and black) families in SOUTHWEST Louisiana would include the following:

Allain, Archon, Armand, Aubespin, Aubry, Auzenne, Balqué, Baptiste/Batiste, Barras, Biagas, Birotte, Blanco/Blanc, Bordelon, Boutté, Boyancé, Carrière, Catalan, Chénier, Chevalier, Chévis, Chrétien, Christophe, Collette, Damas, Darby (d'Arby), Darensbourg (d'Arensbourg), Dartès (d'Hartesse), Dauphin, de Blanc, Declouet (de Clouet), Décuir (Descuirs) Déculus (Lucullus), de la Houssaye, de la Frênière, de la Loire, de Roussel, Destouet, Detiège (de Tiège), de Ville, Donato, Dubuclet, Dubreuil, Duchamp, Duchêne/Duchesne, Dufrêné, Duplantis, Duplessis, Durousseau, Fontenette, Fontenot, François, Frère, Fretté/Freddy, Frilot, Fuselier, Fusilier, Gallot, Gathe/Gott/Gatt, Girond, Godeau, Goddy, Jean-Baptiste/Jean-Batiste, Jean-Louis, Jeanminette (Jaminette), Jolivette (Jolivet), Lanclos, Lapérousse, Lecompte, Legnon/Loignon, Lesassier, Kerlégon/Carlegan (de Kerlégand), Lavigne (de la Vigne), Ledé/Ledet, Ledée/Leday, Lemelle, Malveaux, Martinet, Meuillon/Meullion, Mora, Nelson, Neveu, Olivier, Orso/Orsot, Ortégo, Ozenne, Pain, Papillon, Pécot, Pierre, Porche, Pradier, Provost/Prévost, Raguette, Rideau, Rochon, Rougeau(x), Rousseau, Schexnayder, Sigur/Sigue, Simien, Singleton, Soileau, St. Amant, St. André, St. Julien, Ste. Marie, St. Pé, Thierry, Vallot, Verdun/Verdin, Victorian, Wiltz, Zénon

Acadian/Cajun Surnames include:

Acher/Haché, Adam, Arcement, Arceneaux (Arcenault), Arnaud/Arnold, Aucoin (Au Coing), Babin, Babineaux, Barilleaux(Bariot), Bastarache, Bellard/Bélard, Benoît, Bérard, Bergeron, Bernard, Bertrand, Blanchard, Bonin, Borel, Boudreaux (Boudrot), Brasseaux, Brasseur, Breaux (Braud), Broussard, Bugeaud, Buteau, Caillouet, Chargois, Cheramie, Chiasson/Chaisson, Clément, Comeaux, Cormier, Daigle, Delaune, Doiron/Dorian, Doucet/Doucette, Douet, Dugas, Duhon (d'Éon), Dupuis, Gallien, Gaudet, Gauthier, Gautreaux Girouard, Granger, Guédry/Guidry, Guilbeau(x), Hébert, Jeansonne, Labauve, Lachaussée, Lalonde, Langlinais (Langliné), Lavergne, Leblanc, Léger (Légé), Lejeune, Lessin, Levasseur, Marcotte, Martin, Meaux, Mélançon (Mélanson), Mire (Mhire), Mouton, Naquin, Peltier (Pelletier), Préjean, Primeaux, Richard, Robichaux, Roger(s), Roy, Savoie/Savoy, Sonnier (Saulnier), Thériot (Therrio), Thibodeaux (Thibeaudeau), Trahan, Vincent

Isleños, albeit a general term in Spanish for an "islander", usually refers to inhabitants or descendants of inhabitants of the Spanish Canary Islands, off of the coast of northern west Africa. The Spanish colonial government (1756-1800), in attempts to populate the colony of Louisiana with Hispanics, and an attempt to buffer the city of New Orleans, began sending in Isleño families first in 1778*. Four settlements took place between 1778 and 1783. The four major settlements were: Gálveztown (south of Bâton-Rouge), Valenzuela (along Bayou LaFourche), Barataría (along Bayou-des-Familles, Jefferson Parish) and La Concepción, now known as San Bernardino (along Bayou-Terre-aux-Boeufs in St Bernard Parish). It has been said that a fifth colony was planned for the Bayou Goulas/Bayougoula area, but never was materialized.

The Málagueños were the only permanent settlement of Hispanics by the Spanish colonial government of Louisiana. In 1776 they founded, through the leadership of Bernardo de Gálvez, the city of Nueva Iberia, now known as New Iberia and locally known as La Nouvelle-Ibérie in French. The Spaniards hailed from Málaga, southern port city on the Mediterranean, hence the name "Málangueños".

Málagueño Families include:

(de) Aguilar, Artacho (Ortégo), Bouligny (Buliñy), de Prados, Fernández, Gálvez, García, Gómes/Gómez, González, Guidroz, Hernández, Ibáñes, López, Mígues/Míguez, Ortíz, Romero, Ruiz, (de) Segura, Viator (Villatorro).

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