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From: "Betty" <>
Subject: Huguenots ... French to America, etc.
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 19:59:23 -0400
I don't think the "Huguenots" have been mentioned on this List lately, so,
for the sake of the researcher looking for information on the French
arriving in the British Colonies, early on, here is some information:
At least 250 000 French Huguenots fled to countries such as Switzerland,
Germany, England, America, the Netherlands, Poland and South Africa, where
they could enjoy religious freedom. As many were killed in France itself.
Between 1618 and 1725 between 5 000 and 7 000 Huguenots reached the shores
of America. Those who came from the French speaking south of Belgium, an
area known as Wallonia, are generally known as Walloons (as opposed to
Huguenots) in the United States.
There are probably many other web sites discussing them, and there is a
Betty (near Lowell, MA)
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