i dont know if i can be of some help or not, but here is some info on my mothter: edith, erika, eva gaillard. born 12/1214 in east-berlin/germany, daughter of eight. she showed me records that trace her back to KARL THE GREAT from the hugenottes. her great,great grandfather was GUILLAUME de GAILLARD. gaillard means "Hero". and her family motto was: we named them,because theyr brave whith weappons.
edith Mach,now lives in berlin as a painter
if you have any questions feel free to contact me . eMadelaine@webtv.net