hi Harold, my name is Lynn Desdunes from New Orleans I am currently researching the Desdunes from Haiti. I have also heard the same story, my dad is now deceased he was 80 yrs. old when he passed. His parent's had 16 children , he was the last one to survive up until 2 years ago. That had prompt me to do a family tree. I was allways told that the family were very talented and from Royal Descendants. There's other family members who are also doing research on the (Desdunes)I remember as a little girl, my dad told me his father was from London I have not been able to gather no other info on that YET!!!!!!!! Please feel free to e-mail maybe we can help each other with this MYSTERY!!!!!!!