Gausserand Family

Passenger list from the Dartaguiette Concession
Passenger list from the Dartaguiette Concession

In 1720, my great-great-great-great-grandparents, Etienne Gausserand and Marie Aufroy, came over from Bourgeoisie, France, and settled in Point Coupee Parish. Etienne was sent by King Louis XIV as part of the Daraguiette Concession to Louisiana. The Gausserand family was one of the first families that settled in this area in the 1720s. It wasn't until the 1950s that my grandparents left Point Coupee Parish and moved to New Orleans to raise their family. Today, we are all still living all around Louisiana, but New Orleans has become our home. A few years ago, one of my distant cousins started a family genealogical Facebook page that followed the Gausserand family history, starting with Etienne Gausserand's parents, my great-great-great-great-great-grandparents, when they came to Louisiana from France. The first image is the passenger list from Etienne's trip from France to Louisiana. The second image is a certificate from the First Families of Louisiana given by the Louisiana Genealogical Society.


Place(s): France, New Orleans
Year: 1720

– Lauren Haynes

Relationship:  Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more