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Huguenot communities in Norfolk?

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Re: Huguenot communities in Norfolk?

Posted: 27 Sep 2012 4:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Pigman, Pigmon, Pimond, Piemons, Pimont
Thanks again David,

This helps a lot! I am now thinking my ancestors, since they were members of the Anglican church, may have been Huguenots of the 1500's instead of the wave of Huguenots from the 1600's if they were at all. Must have crossed the channel before 1573. We will keep searching.

I am finding some Pigmon surnames in the area of Lyons but they were much later.

This is from wikipedia:
In what became known as the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre of 24 August – 3 October 1572, Catholics killed thousands of Huguenots in Paris. Similar massacres took place in other towns in the weeks following. The main provincial towns and cities experiencing the Massacre were Aix, Bordeaux, Bourges, Lyon, Meaux, Orleans, Rouen, Toulouse, and Troyes.[23] Nearly 3,000 Protestants were slaughtered in Toulouse alone.[24] The exact number of fatalities throughout the country is not known. On the 23–24 August, between about 2,000[25] and 3,000[26][27][28] Protestants were killed in Paris and between 3,000[29] and 7,000 more[30] in the French provinces. By 17 September, almost 25,000 Protestants had been massacred in Paris alone.[31][32] Outside of Paris, the killings continued until the 3 October.[31] An amnesty granted in 1573 pardoned the perpetrators.
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curtisandsiss... 23 Sep 2012 3:46PM GMT 
David Hardy 26 Sep 2012 9:11PM GMT 
curtisandsiss... 26 Sep 2012 10:54PM GMT 
David Hardy 27 Sep 2012 3:23PM GMT 
curtisandsiss... 27 Sep 2012 8:42PM GMT 
David Hardy 27 Sep 2012 9:20PM GMT 
curtisandsiss... 27 Sep 2012 10:49PM GMT 
David Hardy 1 Oct 2012 7:38AM GMT 
curtisandsiss... 1 Oct 2012 12:49PM GMT 
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