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From: Denis Beauregard <>
Subject: TOUTANT ? (are they TOUSTAIN ?)
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2000 18:11:49 GMT
Anybody heard about that family ?
I saw in ONE source (and never corroborated by any other)
that there was, ions ago, a Welsh named Tider. He was
something like a knight rebelled against his king (of England
I think), and then went to France (to Aunis, i.e. around
or in La Rochelle) in about 1200.
There, his descendants are known as TOUTANT until, in the
1600s, one of them married a PAIX de BEAUREGARD women, then
last of the name from that source (but I found other PAIX
de BEAUREGARD after that). One condition of the marriage
was the descendants to be known as TOUTANT de BEAUREGARD.
The source is proven unreliable when it said that Jacques
TOUTANT de BEAUREGARD, and spouse Madeleine CARTIER, went
to Louisiana under Louis XIV (who died in 1715), where they
had a first child born in 1753.
This family is that of the famous general Pierre Gustave
TOUTANT de BEAUREGARD.
Now, since there is a discussion about the TOUSTAIN (not
TOUTANT), I wonder if some part of the legend in what I
have can result from a confusion with the TOUSTAIN. Since
I never found anything about a noble TOUTANT family while
TOUSTAIN is quite common, despite TOUSTAIN and TOUTANT are
pronounced a bit differently (TOUSTAIN sounds like TOU-TIN while
TOUTANT sounds like TOU-TAN), is it possible someone presumed
they were the same and imported into one family facts about
the other ?
0 Denis Beauregard
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