My dad, Joseph Purshing Allard was born in White Plains, NY, to Joseph Henry [Allard] and Joy Allard. As I recall my Aunt Katherine [Allard] talked much about the family, though most of the Allard relatives lived in either Massachusetts and/or Connecticut. Apparently one of my ancestors fought in the Civil War.
To that end, on my mother's side --Jacqueline Mae [Durocher] Allard-- there are relatives with last names such as, Tabarge, LaRouche, Thibaudeau (spelling?), and LaFlamme: Obviosly French Canadian. My mother's mother's parents came down to Vermont in the 1890's from Quebec. There was also a Sergeant with the last name of Durocher who sailed with Samuel De champain.