DEVON HUGUENOTS (SURNAMES)
Extracted by John Lerwill (page created 2000AC), with subsequent feedback from Devon researchers.
The following is an extracted list of Huguenot names from "The Huguenots of Devonshire" by Inkerman Rogers (late of Bideford), which may be of interest. Please note that the names listed are NOT only connected with Huguenots, but indicates Huguenot immigrants who had these family names and for whom entries can be found in the Barnstaple registers, which start from 1538.
There will be other entries in the Bideford and Torrington registers, for example, plus Plymouth and Exeter.
(Angle, l'Angle), Arno, Bailer, Barret, Basse, (Bean, Beane, Behn), Benu, (Benoke, Benoake), Benenome, Berry, (Byss, Biss, Bisse, Bysce), Boyse, (Boucher, Bowcher, Bouchier), Brasier, (Breton, Britton), Brusy, (Bursacott, Boursaquotte, Buzzacott), Burgess, Busse, D'Cane, (Carre, Carrow), Caillion, Coutre, (Coute, Contee), Chirurgeon, Clemath, Croll, Crosse, Cotte, de Courdeaux, (Delatour, De La Toure), Frare, (Fountaine, Fountin), Fewings, Fraine, (Gillard, Gallard), (Gloyne, Gloin), Glas, (Grono, Greno), Gorion, Giltens, Galliott, (Groot, Gruite), (Gebeth, Gibbet), Haltree, Hamet, Hagon, Holle, Hoyle, Jesupe, Joll, (Laplu, Lapru), Loiseau, Lurat, (Lysseth, Lyssot), Marine, (Mare, Mair), Meane, Masson, (Milet, Mylot), (Millard, Millerd), Monier, Mounier, (Merriott, Marriott), Misho, (Mohl, Moule), Petter, (Pitten, Pitton), Pittard, Poyntz, Revell, Roche, (Saroll, Sarells), (Saft, Sally), Saribol, Servante, (Shauno, Shinoe, Shino), Spiller, (Rosse, Rosser), Rost, Raymond, (Rau, Roue, Rue, Rew), Sarie, (Scious, Syance, Sayance), Surus, (Tappy, Tappay), Venet, Vicholetts, (Vial, Vile), Vion, Vooz, Winnet.
- that a correspondent has informed me that the POYNTZ surname appears not to have a Huguenot connection and so there does appear to be reason to be careful about the authenticity of the above names list.
- that a correspondent has informed me that "Chirurgeon" was a name used for a surgeon in the 17th and 18th centuries. This may well, therefore, be a mis-transcription.
The following is a list of other highly probable Devon Huguenot names from various correspondents who have
(since the year 2000, to date) communicated with me on this subject.
Further contributions would be VERY gratefully received. Please mail me
||Source of Data
||Uncertain, but see Buzzacott Farm near Combe Martin
||Dave & Eleanor Buzzacott
||Bryan Endicott Morgan
||Not far from Beaune, Burgundy, France
||Plympton and Shaugh Prior
||prob. Le Macon = Mason/builder
||Exeter from 1690
||Eric & Sue Perryman
||Plymouth & East Stonehouse.
||South of France
As aliens, the Huguenots would have had to apply for naturalization and denization
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licences. These can be found in volumes of 'The Proceedings, Church Registers, and
returns of Aliens' published by the Huguenot Society.
See website The National Huguenot Society: Click here.
A good book is 'Huguenot Ancestry' by Noel Currer-Briggs and Royston Gambier (1985)
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