My maternal grandfather was Robert William THOUROT, b.1906 in Brooklyn, NY. His father(my g grandfather)was Pierre Frederic THOUROT (aka:Frederick)b.24 Aug 1856 Audincourt France.He came to NYC area in U.S. ca.1889.He was a waiter first, then a cook for his lifetime career.He supposedly left a wife and child in France?(i am still checking on this) He m.(2)ca.1895 in NY area Elizabeth McKENNA(my g grandmother). His father was also a Pierre Frederic THOUROT and his mother was Catherine Fanny SIRRET.They lived in Audincourt France. His line goes back through Georges David, Francois, Jean, Jean, Jean, Pierre, Guillame, Henri, and Henri, b.ca.1548. They all were in Audincourt, some Mayors, some Seniors in Church. Did your THOUROT family leave France at the request of the French Government for political state reasons? Happy Trails, J Other names they married into are: PAROT, BOURLIER, BOIN MARTIN, MEQUILLET, LANOIRE, ROULAT, BOHIN, MERY, FERRAND, PILLARD, & more.