The du Pont family descended from Huguenot nobility in Burgundy, emigrating to the United States in 1800.
This induces him to cross the Channel in order to take a share in the Huguenot wars.
He was of Huguenot ancestry, and learned the goldsmith's trade of his father.
This seems strange considering that all the merchants of the new company were Huguenot Protestants.
Zacharie, his father, a Huguenot, was a distiller and merchant.
"I would rather see him hanged, but saved, than alive and a Huguenot," was the gloomy reply.
He escaped in 1576, and put himself at the head of the Huguenot party.
Armadas, though born in Hull, was the son of a Huguenot refugee.
He was a Huguenot, and nearly perished in the Bartholomew massacre.
Four Huguenot regiments were at once raised, three infantry regiments, and one cavalry regiment.
1562, from Middle French Huguenot, according to French sources originally political, not religious. The name was applied in 1520s to Genevan partisans opposed to the Duke of Savoy (who joined Geneva to the Swiss Confederation), and it is probably an alteration of Swiss German Eidgenoss "confederate," from Middle High German eitgenoze, from eit "oath" + genoze "comrade" (related to Old English geneat "comrade, companion"). The form of the French word probably altered by association with Hugues Besançon, leader of the Genevan partisans. In France, applied generally to French Protestants because Geneva was a Calvinist center.