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Bob Landry How ethnically diverse are we? (186* d) RE: How ethnically diverse are we? 07 Jun 99


Mostly Acadian and French with an unknown element thrown by my paternal great, great grandfather (family name David) whose origins are unknown. Most believe he came from France when he and his brother jumped ship in the Strait of Canso and swam ashore in the late 1700's but some argue that his origins might be from the Jersey Islands or Jewish.

Both my grandmothers are descended from one Acadian couple who were born in France around 1600 and can be found amongst the earliest census of old Acadia. I haven't found any marriages that infringed too close to the original gene pool, so I really have no reason to explain why I have a tendency to act like a blithering idiot some of the time.

Steve Latimer, check the birth records for this Arichat church. Some of your ancestors might be included there: http://members.xoom.com/Rufine/ArichatRecords.htm

Kat, I have noted some Sutherlands included there, too.

Bob


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