My great grandfather, as well as my grandfather was John Etienne. I live in Eldorado, Ill. My father's side of the family is originally from an area along the French/Belgium border. I have numerous Etienne relatives in the southern regions of Illinois and Indiana. I do not know if we would be related, but with a last name of Etienne, I would think the possibility exist. I hope this may help you, and if you need more information, I will do some asking of dad's side and forward it to you. Thanks.