All of our boys came from southern Louisiana as far as I know. Edward, Peter, Marianne, Elizabeth are probably the most popular first names on our line. I know that originally, we came from France, then Holland, then the U.S. My great-grandad used to travel between New Iberia, LA to Nice, France to do dental work for all the nouveau riche tourists on the Riviera. If you're doing genealogy research, stop by New Iberia, LA sometime and check out the cemetary. Thats where most of us Doremus folks end up. Heck, there's even a Doremus Street in town! Take care..