I found this peice of a posting on an old Huguenot chat room conversation. It is about (among other things) Huguenots that are not recognized by, for example, the New York Society.I have been trying for years to find a definitive answer as to whether my ancestor Henrie Emberie/EMBRY is a French Huguenot. I know he is but I can't prove it. SO CHUCK, IF YOU'RE OUT THERE, PLEASE TELL ME HOW YOU KNOW THAT EMBRY IS A HUGUENOT NAME and I will be forever grateful!!!
GFS Chuck: Let me introduce myself and give you some background for this talk on French Huguenots. I am one of the hosts on the Genealogy Forum.
It is interesting to note that some of the Huguenots who settled Manakintown, VA, are not recognized by the New York society, while others are. It is relatively easy to recognize some French names like ALLAIRE, BAUDOUIN, BERNON, CHAMPLAIN and more. Many others have been anglicized. But, let's take a look at some of the names of the descendants: I forgot to mention the old standby surnames BROWN, JONES, SMITH, ROOSEVELT, MAUPIN, FORT, EMBRY, VIA...Maupin is supposed to be a line to capet and HUIDEKOPER.,