Re: [Covenanted Reformation] Re: French Reformers
- The Bowdoin family was a leading Huguenot family that
settled in Puritan Massachusetts. Bowdoin College in
Maine was set up in the 1790s, and remains a leading
institution today. Pronounce the name (boh-din).
Indeed, the father of Paul Revere, Antoine Rivoire,
came to Mass. in the early 1700s, and changed his name
'that the bumpkins might pronounce it easier'.
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> > YeaH GREAT links on Huguenots!
> I am going to have to check them out. I have an
> Huguenot ancestry as
> well although I don't remember the French spelling.
> My grandfather's
> last name was Bowdoin. My aunt has a geneology book
> that traces the
> family tree all the way back to France. They came to
> America as
> refugees and changed the name spelling then. My
> husband's family is
> from Scotland. One of these days when I don't have
> anything else to
> do <haha> I am going to research and determine if he
> has a Covenanter
> heritage. That would be so cool!
> Dee Dee
> who is still sick and needs to go to bed!
Dr. Thomas P. Roche
The Marvelwood School
476 Skiff Mtn. Rd.-- PO Box 3001
Kent, CT 06757
(my opinions do not reflect those of my employer)
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