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I beat you to it
Btw, talking of Oaks, didn't the Accadies settled in the Louisiane because of the presence of Oaks on the berges?
A Coq d ' Indes is a Turkey ?

We were kicked out of Nova Scotia because of the English and French Fighting. My family (Sir Name) was one of the four original families settling in Louisiana
 

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No wonder it burned up in 13 minutes. Something structural like that, you need to use yellow pine, preferably heart wood. It's strong as all getout, but flammable as sin. (Yellow heartwood pine is also know as " Fat Lighter").

My ancestral home was built from fat lighter timbers. It would have went up like a goddamned match if it had ever caught. Instead, Katrina took her.

I had just checked into Camp Lejeune two weeks before Katrina for my final tour of duty and two weeks after that, on a C-17 headed to Iraq for my last tour.
 

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We were kicked out of Nova Scotia because of the English and French Fighting. My family (Sir Name) was one of the four original families settling in Louisiane

I was told that they stopped in Louisiane because of the presence of Oaks on the berges that could repair their boats
 

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So you're either a Richard, Landry, Cormier, or Poirier.

My Grand Mother was a Landry and it is not my Sir name, it is one of these:

Finally, in 1755, the expulsion was affected under the order of Lawrence, Lieutenant Governor of Acadia. On September 5, 1755, at the Acadian Settlement of Grand Pré (gron-pray), all of the Acadian men and boys over 18 years of age were assembled at the church. They numbered 411. There a Colonel Winslow told them that their lands and livestock were forfeited to the Crown and that they were to be driven out of Acadia. Some of them never saw their wives and families after this assembly.

Twenty of their number were released the next day to visit the families of the 411 and tell them the sad news. After several days, they were paraded to the harbor, where they were loaded on five ships and expelled.

Among the families in those first 411 were 27 Boudro (Boudreaux), 12 Commo (Comeaux), 2 Benoit, 2 Blanchard, 2 Braux (Breaux), 1 David, 2 Doucet, 1 Duon (Duhon), 13 Dupuis, 41 Hebert, 42 Landry, 56 LeBlanc, 14 Richard, 4 Sonnier, 13 Terriot (Theriot), 4 Tibodo (Thibodeaux), 16 Trahan and 2 Vincent. One of their number was a Louis Arceneaux, who was to achieve immortality as the Gabriel to Longfellow’s Evangeline
 
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A Coq D'Indes is a Turkey, yes. In Metropolitan French, the word has been shortened to Dinde, but that's the origin.

Bayou Coq D'Indes is of course, 'Turkey Bayou'. So-named because of the wild turkeys common in the area when the French arrived.

A lot of local place names are like that. Pointe Aux Pins, Pointe Aux Huitres, Pointe Aux Chênes, Isle Petit Bois, Isle Aux Herbes, Bayou Coq D'Indes, Bayou Coquille, Grande Baie, Baie Aux Herons, Bayou (de) La Batterie, Rivière Des Poules
Rivière des Chiens... stuff like that. The French just named shit after whatever they found nearby... when they weren't naming things after one of the King Louis's. (Usually 9th and 14th).

As to the Acadiens: They didn't settle so much as resettle after being kicked out of Canada by the Brits starting in 1757.
Now, Acadie had been under British rule since 1710, and the Acadiens had proven basically ungovernable-- outright rebellion in wartime and organizing the Indians to raid Anglo settlements in peacetime. After 47 years of this crap, the Brits were getting a bit peeved. So, when the Seven Years War kicks off, the Brits decided they weren't going to have the French at their front AND the French speaking, Catholic, quarrelsome Acadiens at their backs this time.... so, they promptly threw the Acadiens out at the outset of hostilities.

Initially, they were sent to the 13 Colonies, but the Acadiens didn't like that worth a damn, so they left and tried both Sainte Domingue (Haïti) and France proper. Haiti was too hot/disease ridden, and France wasn't a dreamboat either. Louisiana (believed by the Acadiens to still be under French rule) was kind of a last resort.

I'm not sure if Oaks had much to do with it; maybe USMCRET has heard this story.
Honest question, do you live in your moms basement? 😄
 
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Basement, hell! Water table is too high down here for a basement. That's why we bury our dead above ground.

I stay in the carriage house, motherf*cker.😆
😆 😆. Nearly spät out my Coffee... 😆 😆
 

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Most set sail from Saint Malo, fr
Many also were from that area and explains partially the accent and the pronounciation. Untampered with others from out side of their circle
Belive me, i know my stuff

Traced back to the Genesis of the Nova Scotia Guillaume (1650 – 1716) was an early settler at Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia at a site on the Petitcodiac River. He was involved in a struggle over land and seigneurial rights for the settlers of the area. The settlers lost any hopes of seigneurial rights in a legal decision but did retain their homesteads. The (Edited) of the area all descend from this pioneer.
 

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Basement, hell! Water table is too high down here for a basement. That's why we bury our dead above ground.

I stay in the carriage house, motherf*cker.😆

I believe my Bayou is Close to your Bayou
 
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That went over our heads, the Katrina and the Waves. We naturally assumed you guys on the Forum knew about Hurricane Katrina, thought the "waves" was a pun
that´s wee Cpls humor... sometimes i don´t know what the feck he´s on about so i just write.. yeh...yeh...:D
 

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:ROFLMAO: seen videos of people in Florida i think, a croc in their swimming pool ...f@ck that !!

There are some Crocodiles in the Florida Everglades, they found a way in somehow. The HUGE Problem Florida has, besides their idiots, is Pythons released by people in Florida into the Everglades, they are eating everything, Alligators included.
 
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