Has anyone gotten any further back beyond ......????
grosjean "big john" girod Birth b.1491 in Loveresse, Switzerland Death aft 1520
Wedding present 1515 Pontenet, Canton Bern,Switzerland the abbot Nicolaus I Schnell 1508–1530, gave the land of Pontenet, then a part of the Bellelay monastery to Grosjean and his Bride as a wedding present.
his Bride was the daughter of a monk at the abbey of Bellelay...looking to fillin that , and possible where the Girods jump from France it seems....