Are you also descendant? It is a very long story why the name changed. In short, Marin.. son of Robert Janot was recruited by the french government to go to Canada to help fight against the Iroquois indian attacts in Montreal. He had to change his name and chose a town he grew up in, in France. If you are a descendant please contact me as I have alot of information and I know other descendants that have done extensive research.