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Replies: 12
Posted: 4 Jun 2003 12:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 Jul 2003 6:44AM GMT
I now have new information on our Suffern family. I have not yet researched who 'Miss Suffern's' parents were or her first name nor the parents of her niece Isabella. However, I have looked into the Suffern history a bit further back. They were indeed French Hugenots who descended from an Italian family in Lucca Italy (Tuscany region). In the 14th century this family migrated up to Provence in France. There are two areas there the family seemed to live in - Saint Tropez (there is a Suffern Castle where the Count (Marquis) named Suffern lived and also a village called St. Cannat, near Aix en Provence. There is a photo of a chateau (Suffren Chateau) that the Sufferns/Suffrens left behind in France. Trophine Suffern/Suffren had Protestant sympathies and after his family were born, left for England. His son James went to Northern Ireland and all the Sufferns there descend apparently from him. Two descendants of his, brothers John and perhaps a William, emigrated to the U.S. in 1763. John founded what is now known as Suffern, New York.
My own Suffern ancestors are the Miss Suffern and her niece Isabella. Now that I have the more ancient history (and a fascinating one it is) I will try and spend time finding out what Miss Suffern's first name is and that of her parents and any siblings. Also, ditto for her niece Isabella.
Any clues out there from anyone that could help?

Susan Arn
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Kitkat08 4 Jun 2003 6:37PM GMT 
DianeLeone20 29 Jun 2003 10:25PM GMT 
Kitkat08 30 Jun 2003 4:52PM GMT 
Carolyn Suffern Johnson 14 Mar 2006 5:15AM GMT 
Susan (Ross) Arn 14 Mar 2006 6:03PM GMT 
Carolyn Suffern Johnson 15 Mar 2006 2:09AM GMT 
Susan (Ross) Arn 15 Mar 2006 4:44PM GMT 
gangeo 9 Apr 2008 10:10PM GMT 
Kitkat08 6 Jul 2003 12:49PM GMT 
CarolynSuffer... 17 Feb 2013 5:10PM GMT 
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