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432 pages. The compilers of this work endeavored to assemble a comprehensive series of genealogical records of the pioneering families of Louisiana. The first part of book consists of a series of newspaper articles on various families by Charles Patton Dimitry, which originally appeared in the New Orleans Times-Democrat in 1892, and which were then corrected or expanded by the compilers. Since Dimitry's focus was confined to a limited number of early French and, to a lesser extent, Spanish families (which together constitute the first part of the volume), Arthur and Kernion augmented them with prominent Louisiana foundation families of English, Scottish, and Irish descent, as well as with additional French and Spanish families omitted by Dimitry and missing from Miss Grace King's Creole Families of New Orleans.
Spanning thousands of individuals, all of whose origins in Louisiana pre-date the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, Old Families of Louisiana should be the starting point for tracing your Bayou ancestry, particularly if it is connected to one or more of the following seventy-five allied families: Almonester-Pontalba, Alpuente, Alston-Pirrie, Arnoult-Sauve-Waggaman, Augustin, Barrot, Breazeale, Bringier, Butler, Canonge, Cerras, Chalmette, Chauvin de la Freniere-de Lery-deBeaulieu, Claiborne, Coulon de Jumonville de Villiers, Cruzat, D'Arensbourg, d'Estrehan, de Duche-Donnaud, de la Lande de Ferriere, de la Ronde, de la Vergne-Villere-Bermudez, de Villars, Derbigny-de Lassus, Dimitry, Doriocourt, Doussan-Fossier, du Tillet-Montreuil, Dubreuil de Verges, Ducatel, Fagot de la Garciniere, Favrot, Forstall, Fortier, Garic, Gayose de Lemos, Grima, Hereford, Huchet de Kernion, Johnson, Juchereau de Saint Denys, Kenner, La Villebeuvre-Peters-Toledano, Labarre, Labranche, Landry, Le Blanc-Allain-Tounoir-Jarreau, Le Breton, Le Pelletier de la Villiers, Macarty, Minor, Morant-St. Avid-Pinchot, Morphy, Olivier de Vezin, Percy, Petit de Livilliers de Coulanges, Plauche-Dart-Kernan-Wall-Winans-Dubose, Perez, Phillippe de Marigny, Perret, Rivard, Rouquette, Soniat du Fossat, Stirling, Theard, Trepagnier, Trudeau, Watts, Wilkinson, and Wiltz.