Ancestors from Alsace region.

by Lynnette Kayser
(Lake Elmo MN USA)

Looking for family from eastern France. Names are: Heidet, Boullion, Remion, Riffier, Monter or Montre, Blanc and many others.

Many came from Belfort area. Immigrated to the US in the 1700-1800’s.

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Belfort and Franche Comte
by: Suzele

Hi Lynette,

Interesting because your last name is so Germanic (and a name we find in Alsace often).

But the names you listed are more common outside of Alsace.

Belfort is part of Territoire de Belfort and in the Franche Comte region (which is next door to Alsace).

You'll have more luck looking in those areas.

And you may find some names in the part of Alsace near Belfort too.

Good luck with your searching,
Suzele

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