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Subject: huguenots
jean    3/1/2006 10:33:22 AM
som french protestants who fleed france after religion war. A strong SA minority.
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Hugo    RE:huguenots   3/1/2006 10:40:20 AM
Actually, they are not a minority but are part of a minority (Afrikaners). No-one considers themselves Huguenots in South Africa. I am not aware of any communities elsewhere that exist. They seem to have assimilated entirely into the societies they joined (Prussia/Holland/US etc).
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olive greens    RE:huguenots   3/1/2006 4:15:56 PM
Just a (probably ignorant) question.... .... if 17th, 18th and 19th Century British soldiers have funny French last names like "De Vigny", is it reasonable to suppose they were Huguenots? Of course by 19th Century they could be Revolution exiles, and before 17th C they could be men with estates and titles in France...
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Hugo    RE:huguenots   3/2/2006 3:55:20 AM
Not likely Huegenots but rather Norman names.
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