We would like to test people of Canadian, Acadian and Cajun descent. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE YOUR SURNAME ON THE LIST BELOW.
The following are names of some ancestors who immigrated to New France during the 17th and 18th centuries. Their names were found among the lists of persons who were condemned and sought by the Inquisition (le Saint-Office). The names were found on the census of Jews as well as other sources which clearly indicated that the people with the following surnames were suspected of being descendants of Jews, even if the they were not cognizant of this fact.
Caron, Charron, Charron-Cabana(c)
de L'espinay, Espinay, Espina
Derry, D'Hery, Dery
Duran, Durand,Durante (or any form)
Gelida, Gelina, Bellemare, Lacourse, et Gelineau
Larocque, Roque, Roch
Paret, Pare, Para
Prat, Prats, Pratt, Pratte, Duprat
Viana, Viano, Viancour, Vilancour, Vaillancourt