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Re: Family Celestin:St Lucia connection
Posted by: Gilles Hudicourt (ID *****5996) Date: July 26, 2002 at 09:49:50
In Reply to: Family Celestin:St Lucia connection by Margaret Jones of 2225

Right after the Haitian revolution many slaves had Celestin has their first name but had no last name. When they went to declare their children, they often gave their children the father's first name as a last name. Thay his why many Haitian have common first names as last name : Pierre, Paul, Francois, Jean-Pierre, Simon, etc. There are probably exceptions to this but I have found plenty of evidence to support this at the Archive Nationale database at

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