2 – First French in the Antilles

originally posted 02/16/2001

Most of these family names had already existed on the Mother-Island of Saint-Christophe, (now St. Kitts) for some years before they were sent to Saint-Barthelemy or before they volunteered to settle there.

We continue with the origins of first settlers on Saint-Barthelemy…

FAMILY NAME YEAR OF ARRIVAL PLACE OF ORIGIN
Aubin 1681 Toulon
Bernier 1681 Chateau Chinon
Berne 1760 Saint-Brieuc
Berry 1724 Bordeaux
Blanchard 1795 Lille
Brin 1724 Martinique – No record is available of arrival from Ireland
Chapelain 1803 Marseille
Dalchet 1795 Agen
Danet 1752 Nantes, Brittany
Deravin 1800 Martinique – No record is available of arrival from Europe
Duzant 1772 Rouen
Greaux 1657 – ? Origin not specified
Ledee 1704 Sansais – the Niort region
Magras 1724 – ? Origin is Ireland but exact country not traced
Olive 1775 Marseille
Questel/Quetel 1715 Saint-Arnoult
Vantre 1795 Marseille


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