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Immigrant ancestry.


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I think we all descend from migrants but proving it is another thing. Although since Viking, Saxon and Norman times there has been many waves of migration to Britain from Europe and further afield. Huguenots, Jews, Irish, German, Scottish etc and from the 1950s onwards from all over the world.

In 1685, there was a huge wave of French Huguenot immigrants to Britain. About 50,000 refugees fled France and many settled in London. I descend from some people who were in that wave of migration. There was a steady stream in the 1700s and a final trickle in the 1750s. One ancestor came to England from France in 1752. I am pleased to have some documented immigrant ancestors in my tree.
Yes same here Benny, mine mostly came after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. But I do have some that came here before that date, unfortuneatly I don't know when they arrived or where they came from.

I would be very happy if I could find this information, I may have to try the Huguenot library for some help.