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From: "fuller.tony" <>
Subject: Re: [Huguenot] RE: Huguenot - NEW
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 16:12:36 +0100
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Hi Martha

Let's see what we can do to help you here and also help you understand the
Huguenot Diaspora.

No names were changed to protect anybody at any time. French names became
Anglicised - and at the time your guy was around, America was very much
Anglicised - so names changed by osmosis almost, as French families became
subsumed into non-French society. Usually it was only in the areas where
there was a high French population that the names remained French in
spelling, though they became Anglicised in pronunciation.

Obviously, if Daniel was born in London in c.1600, his family would have had
to have been living in London prior to that. However, there are no records
for a Daniel NUE or NEW anywhere in the French or Dutch Churches that still
have existing records and there are too many variations and cross references
to check them all. There are references to the NEU family in three of the
Hug Soc of GB's Proceedings, none for NEW or NUE, one for NOEUD and several
other derivations.

Sorry this is not more helpful.


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