French Surnames

Finding French - cherchez la famille - this is meant to be an overview and not a detailed guide to in-depth research.

Related Books

The Age of Napoleon : A History of European Civilization from 1789 to 1815
If you want a detailed history of Napoleon's battle orders, look elsewhere, but read this book if you want to understand the age and the man -- in that order.

The French Way : Aspects of Behavior, Attitudes, and Customes of the French
Taken as a guide exclusively to France & its people, this book is quite serviceable & thorough. And like any book this size & attempting to deal with a topic of this scope, "The French Way" is not going to be exhaustive, but rather is a good introduction & "stepping-stone" to further reading. There is indeed good information in this book.

And God Created the French
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Common French Last Names

  • Martin
  • Bernard
  • Dubois
  • Thomas
  • Robert

  • Richard
  • Petit
  • Durand
  • Leroy
  • Moreau

  • Simon
  • Laurent
  • Lefebvre
  • Michel
  • Bertrand

    Web Sites

    Guide for genealogical research of French speaking ancestry offers access to archives, libraries, societies, and genealogical databases.

    French Migration Resource Center
    French geneology information dating back as far as 1600. Submit queries, exchange information and more.

    1755 - The French and Indian War Homepage
    This site is dedicated to the French Soldiers who came to New France between 1755 and 1760 to fight in the French and Indian War.

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