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  Huguenot Society of America
The Huguenot Society of America was founded in 1883 by the Reverend Alfred V. Wittmeyer, Rector of the French Huguenot Church in New York City, l'Eglise du Saint Esprit, for the following purposes:
To cause to be prepared and delivered before the Society lectures on matters relating to Huguenot history and genealogy.
To cause to be prepared and published books, monographs and pamphlets or other publications relating to Huguenot history and genealogy.
www.huguenotsocietyofamerica.org   (195 words)

  
  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Huguenots
Huguenot; this was assuredly an exaggeration, for the Venetian ambassador estimated the district contaminated with this error at not the one-tenth part of France; nevertheless it is evident that the
Huguenot ranks; their writers made France and the countries beyond its borders echo with those cries by means of pamphlets in which, for the first time, they attacked the absolute power, or even the very institution of royalty.
Huguenot preaching was restrained and emigration was forbidden under pain of confiscation of property.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/07527b.htm   (10702 words)

  
  Huguenot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Huguenot numbers grew rapidly between 1555 and 1562, chiefly amongst the nobles and city-dwellers.
A large monument to commemorate the arrival of the Huguenots in South Africa was inaugurated on 7 April 1948 at Franschhoek.
Huguenot refugees in Prussia are thought to have contributed significantly to the development of the textile industry in that state.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Huguenot   (2669 words)

  
 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Huguenot   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Huguenot immigrants founded New Paltz, New York, where is now located the oldest street in America with the original stone houses, New Rochelle, New York (named after the town of La Rochelle in France), and a neighborhood in New York City's borough of Staten Island was named "Huguenot" after them.
A leading Huguenot theologian and writer who led the exiled Huguenot community in London, Andre Lortie (or Andrew Lortie), became known for articulating Huguenot criticism of the Holy See and transubstantiation.
Frederick the Great of Prussia, a strong believer in the separation of church and state, invited Huguenots to settle in his realms, and a number of their descendents rose to positions of prominance in Prussia.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Huguenot   (1677 words)

  
 Huguenot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Huguenots faced periodic persecution from the outset of the Reformation; but Francis I (reigned 1515 - 1547) initially protected them from Parlementary measures designed for their extermination.
Most of the cities in which the Huguenots gained a hold saw iconoclast attacks, in which altars and images in churches, and sometimes the buildings themselves were torn apart.
A leading Huguenot theologian and writer who led the exiled Huguenot community in London, (or Andrew Lortie), became known for articulating Huguenot criticism of the Holy See and transubstantiation.
www.gogog.com /project/wikipedia/index.php/Huguenots   (1660 words)

  
 Huguenot, Staten Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Huguenot is the name of a neighborhood located on the South Shore of Staten Island, New York, USA.
Originally named Bloomingview, its present name is derived from the French Huguenots, many of whom came to Staten Island in the 18th Century to escape religious persecution.
Long noted for the beauty of its woodlands, Huguenot began to be transformed soon after the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge opened in 1964, leading to a large number of Brooklyn residents relocating to Staten Island.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Huguenot,_Staten_Island   (471 words)

  
 Huguenots - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
HUGUENOTS [Huguenots], French Protestants, followers of John Calvin.
Despite such heavy blows to the Huguenots as the massacre of Saint Bartholomew's Day (1572), the formation of the Catholic League (see League), and the intervention of Spain (1589-98) against the Protestant heir to the throne, the Bourbon Henry IV, the Protestants were ultimately victorious.
The only important fragment of Huguenots left in France was in the Cévennes, where the war of the Camisards (1702-10) broke out.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-huguenots.html   (740 words)

  
 History of the Huguenots
The origin of the name Huguenot is uncertain, but dates from approximately 1550 when it was used in court cases against "heretics" (dissenters from the Roman Catholic Church).
A general edict which encouraged the extermination of the Huguenots was issued on January 29th, 1536 in France.
The Huguenot free cities were lost one after the other after they were conquered by the forces of Cardinal Richelieu, and the last and most important stronghold, La Rochelle, fell in 1629 after a siege lasting a month.
www.geocities.com /Heartland/Acres/4040/hist-hug.htm   (916 words)

  
 HV/Net - Hudson Valley Network
The principle houses on Huguenot Street were built surrounding the turn of the 17th into the 18th centuries, from 1680's through the first decates of the 18th century.
Huguenot Street is a unique collection of early colonial houses open to the public for you to explore and discover.
The band of French Huguenots that trekked off into the dark and dangerous woods were gambling not just on turning the potential of the land to profit, they were gambling on themselves and their stamina as well.
www.hvnet.com /museums/huguenotst   (1398 words)

  
 History of the Huguenots
The Huguenots were French Protestants who were members of the Reformed Church which was established in 1550 by John Calvin.
Many Huguenots who did not find their death in local prisons or execution on the wheel of torture, were shipped to sea to serve their sentences as galley slaves, either on French galley ships, or sold to Turkey as galley slaves.
The children of Huguenot parents were to be taken from them by force, and educated by the Roman Catholic monks or nuns.
www.geocities.com /hugenoteblad/hist-hug.htm   (1277 words)

  
 Religious Movements Homepage: Huguenots
Huguenots were viewed as seditious by the government desperately fighting the invading Hapsburgs of Spain.
Huguenots were absorbed into existing Protestant churches; while many adapted to changes, others strictly maintained their Calvinist roots.
Most Huguenots were as eager to overthrow the political regime as they were to restructure the Holy Church, and they used Scripture as the basis for both.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/huguenots.html   (1268 words)

  
 Cyndi's List - Huguenot
The Méreau (plural Méreaux) was a coin-like token used by the Huguenots from the 16th century, initially to be allowed to use the sacrament of the Holy Communion, and later for identification.
The Huguenots were French Protestants from the 16th and 17th centuries, many of whom migrated to other countries due to religious persecution.
Huguenot Street, a National Historic Landmark, is the site of a collection of colonial and early National period stone houses owned and operated as historic house museums by the Huguenot Historical Society in the Village of New Paltz, New York.
www.cyndislist.com /huguenot.htm   (1576 words)

  
 French Huguenot Church   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Huguenot descendants revived the congregation in 1844 and the second church was torn down to make way for the current building.
For most of the 20th century, the church was used for periodic services sponsored by the Huguenot Society of South Carolina, for organ recitals, and weddings.
The French Huguenot Church is located at 136 Church St. It is open to the public.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/travel/charleston/fre.htm   (342 words)

  
 Huguenot
COLBERT is said to be of French Huguenot origin, many Colbert families fled into exile many years ago and scattered themselves far and wide, indeed many settled in Ireland, where many Colbert's find they have historic links.
The Duke of Guise, a bitter opponent of Protestantism in the 16th century, claimed that it derived from the German Eldgenosen (confederates bound together by oath).
Certainly ‘Huguenot’ itself was a French surname in the 14th and 15th century although there is no association with any one individual.
pages.123-reg.co.uk /genealogyjen-1097238/jlcd/id8.html   (691 words)

  
 Huguenots. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Despite such heavy blows to the Huguenots as the massacre of Saint Bartholomew’s Day (1572), the formation of the Catholic League (see League), and the intervention of Spain (1589–98) against the Protestant heir to the throne, the Bourbon Henry IV, the Protestants were ultimately victorious.
An uprising (1621–22) against the introduction of Catholicism in Béarn was put down by Richelieu, and the Protestants lost all the strongholds given to them under the Edict of Nantes, except Montauban and La Rochelle.
The only important fragment of Huguenots left in France was in the Cévennes, where the war of the Camisards (1702–10) broke out.
www.bartleby.com /65/hu/Huguenots.html   (594 words)

  
 HUGUENOT RING
The Huguenot Heritage Webring promotes the history and heritage of the French Huguenots, and encourages the study of the family history and genealogy of all those with Huguenot ancestors.
The Huguenot Society of South Africa preserves and promotes the Huguenot heritage and history in South Africa by maintaining the Huguenot Memorial Museum and Monument in Franschhoek, South Africa; undertaking genealogical, family and historical research about the Huguenots; organising Huguenot memorial gatherings; and interacting with other Huguenot societies around the world.
The Huguenot Foundation of South Africa is an umbrella organisation that encompases the controlling boards of three distinct entities, namely: The Huguenot Society of South Africa The Huguenot Museum of South Africa The Huguenot Monument of South Africa The purpose of the Huguenot Foundation of South Africa is to promote the Huguenot history and heritage.
p.webring.com /hub?ring=huguenot   (1908 words)

  
 The Huguenot Society of Great Britain & Ireland : Huguenot History
The origin of the word is obscure, but it was the name given in the 16th century to the Protestants in France, particularly by their enemies.
So there are many inhabitants of these islands who have Huguenot blood in their veins, whether or not they still bear one of the hundreds of French names of those who took refuge here - thus bringing the word 'refugee' into the English language.
For at least half a century the Huguenots remained a recognisable minority, making their presence felt in banking, commerce, industry, the book trade, the arts and the army, on the stage and in teaching.
www.huguenotsociety.org.uk /history   (676 words)

  
 FREER FAMILY GENEALOGY RESEARCH - Huguenot Freers
The first one-room houses were enlarged as the next generation grew and prospered, but for over 250 years, five of the six original houses remained virtually unchanged and occupied by descendants of the builders.
They established their combined church and schoolhouse at the north edge of the little burying ground, but the land itself was owned in common.
Huguenot Street has been designated by the Dept. of Interior as a national Historic Landmark Area.
home.cc.umanitoba.ca /~sfreer/huguenot.html   (2824 words)

  
 Huguenot High School   (Site not responding. Last check: )
We, the Huguenot family, are proud of our school and believe it to be both dynamic and progressive.
As I begin my tenure at Huguenot, I look forward to working with and supporting the initiatives of the staff, students and parents.
As you experience during this virtual tour, staff and student involvement in both curricular and extra-curricular activities is not only extensive but continues to be impressive as well.
richmond.k12.va.us /schools/huguenot   (247 words)

  
 A Dictionary of World History: Huguenot @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Huguenot In the 16th and 17th centuries, a French Protestant who followed the beliefs of CALVIN.
By 1561 there were 2000 Calvinist churches in France and the Huguenots had become a political faction that seemed to threaten the state.
Persecution followed and during the FRENCH WARS OF RELIGION the Huguenots fought eight civil wars against the Catholic establishment and triumphed when, by the Edict of NANTES in 1598, HENRY IV gave them liberty of worship and a ‘state within a state’.
www.highbeam.com /doc/1O48:Huguenot/Huguenot+.html?refid=ip_hf   (144 words)

  
 Welcome to Huguenot Street
In 1678, a small but brave group of Huguenot refugees from what is today northern France and southern Belgium set out to create a community of their own.
Historic Huguenot Street is a National Historic Landmark District featuring seven original stone houses dating to the early 1700s, a burial ground and a reconstructed 1717 stone church.
Historic Huguenot Street is a National Historic Landmark District and is incorporated as the Huguenot Historical Society
www.huguenotstreet.org   (265 words)

  
 UW - Green Bay - Wisconsin's French Connections - Huguenot Heritage
Most researchers who have a Huguenot lineage, encounter the first evidence of a French name in the time period before, during or following the American Revolutionary War.
In many cases, there are very well-documented published Huguenot family histories that can be of great help.
Paul Revere, (1735 -1818), silversmith and patriot, came from a family of French Huguenot descent.
www.uwgb.edu /wisfrench/family/huguenot.htm   (376 words)

  
 Using the Huguenot Historical Society Library
The Huguenot Historical Society Library is a research facility devoted primarily to the history and genealogy of the French and Dutch Settlers of the Hudson Valley.
The Huguenot Historical Society Library and Archives staff will provide basic information in answer to all queries received in writing from members free of charge, this includes queries submitted via postal mail as well as e-mail and our online web form.
The Huguenot Historical Society is a nonprofit organization charged with the responsibility of maintaining nine historic house museums and accompanying properties, an exhibit gallery, museum shop, wildlife sanctuary, and picnic facilities in addition to the research library and archival collection.
www.hhs-newpaltz.org /library_archives/using_the_library   (371 words)

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