I just was given some information on early (1720) immigrants to New Orleas.A Nicholas Marchand of Forcheville came on Le Duc L'Orleans in April 24 1720 andPierre Marchand from Defort sur Allusau about 42 years came on Le Tilleul on 22 May 1720.
Marchand names that I've been trying to link back to their ancestors are Louis, Ernest and Pierre who were found in New Orleans by 1833, but probably there earlier. Is anyone else searching these Marchands in New Orleans?I also have links to the orphan, Susannah Marchand who married Johann Zweig and the name became Labranche..found in the river road plantation area. Can anyone help me on these Marchands? Helen Smith