I descend from Valerian Ozanne (1770-1833)
who was one of the first mixed race Ozannes.
Valerian was the illegitimate son of Francois
Ozanne and Jeanne Glapion. Francois also
had chidren by Marguerite DeCuir, his wife.
Jeanne had children with two other men and
was apparently of African and Spanish origin.
She must have been quite a woman!
I have found several groups of
Ozannes and Auzennes. The Black/mixed Ozannes
often use the surname "Auzenne". There are
Ozannes and Auzennes in Australia, Louisiana, California,
Oregon, Texas, Arizona, and of course
the Channel Islands. I am a Harvard Law School
grad and my brother is a commercial pilot/
captain for US Air. I have also found
many academics and professional people within
our ranks. We are quite a family.
Our business website is at www.ozanne.com