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Subject: Re: [Scotch-Irish] Duffield
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 11:58:25 -0800
The Huguenots are well documented because in order to legally get
into Britain they had to receive denization. This is an important
word. You can probably find on line info on it. Their name are in
the Parliamentary records and have been published. Go to
www.familytreemaker.com -- search their Cds. there is one on Huguenots.
You either buy it (or find it locally) and search or find all them
books individually. For $30 it's a screaming steal.
But have you checked to see if DUFIELD is EVER used in France
as a surname? You can do that quite easily with www.familysearch.org.
Turn on exact search. VOila. Lots of them, but some in Canada too.
I suggest you do research in IGI to establish that DUFIELD is a
French surname before buying the CD. If you find that it is, you
will still have to establish your family's origins using standard
Best of luck,
>> > I would be interested in learning about the surname Duffield, my ancestor of that name having immigrated to Pennsylvania from Ulster in colonial times. I have been told that they were French Huguenots that came to Ulster after the revocation of the Treaty of Nantes; the name supposedly was Du Fielde in France. I have never been able to track this down.
>> > Thanks,
>> > Mark Paden