French Towns and Place Names at Louisiana

French Names at Mississippi

  • Lafayette-named for the marquis de La Fayette
  • Vermillionville-original name of Lafayette
  • Vermillion River
  • Grande Pré-name of Lafayette area that has been obscured
  • Maurice-originaly St. Maure
  • Broussard-named by general Francis Alexandre Broussard and the Broussard family
  • Côtes Gélée
  • Duson
  • Côteaux
  • Grand Côteaux
  • Meaux - named by the Meaux family
  • Marne de Michelle
  • Bayou de la Tortou
  • St. Martinville-originaly St. Martin
  • Pont Breaux - named by the Breaux family
  • Comeauxville-named for the Comeau(x) family
  • Calcasieux
  • Arnaudville-named for the Arnaud family
  • Eunice
  • Raynes
  • Jeanerette
  • Robeline
  • Provencale
  • DeVille-named for the DeVille family
  • Bossier City - named by the Bossier family
  • Chemin Haute
  • Moreauville-named for the Moreaux family
  • Marcsville
  • Monceaux -named for the Monceaux family
  • Loreauville
  • Pointe Coupée
  • LaLoutre - named for a Canadian priest who paid for English scalps during the French and Indian War.
  • Port Vincent
  • Bayou Sorel
  • Grand Isle
  • Wine Island
  • Chef Menteur Road
  • Chandeleleur Island
  • Lac Bourgne
  • Bayou St. Jean
  • Terre-aux-Boeufs
  • Bayou Bienvenue
  • Boisgervais Canal
  • De la Ronde Canal
  • Grande Terre
  • Basile
  • Bayou Catalan
  • Bayou Mazant
  • Carville
  • Bayou Metairie
  • Bayou Sauvage
  • Bayou Signette
  • Centreville
  • Mer Rouge Prairie
  • Bayou Gauche
  • Bayou Manchac
  • Barataria Island - where Jean Lafitte's pirates hid until moving to isla de Galvez
  • La Ponchartrain
  • Montreuil Canal
  • Pierreparte
  • Plaquemine
  • Napoleonville
  • Mamou-named for wooly mamouth bones found in a tarpit
  • Grande Chenier-named for the music composer of the royal court of Louis XIV
  • New Orleans-originaly Nouvelle Orleans
  • Chalmette - suburb of New Orleans
  • Les Rigollettes-part of New Orleans
  • Metairie - suburb of New Orleans
  • Chauvin-named for the Chauvin family
  • Venice-most southern point of Louisiana
  • Bellechasse
  • Bayou LaFourche
  • Bayou Teche
  • Butte LaRose
  • Gros Pointe
  • Lac Clairebourne
  • LeBoeuf River
  • La Vacherie
  • St. Francisville
  • Abbeville
  • French Settlement
  • Amitie River
  • Avoyelles
  • Baton Rouge
  • Port Allen
  • Brouillette-named for the Brouillette
  • family
  • LaPlace
  • Terrebonne Bay
  • Breton Sound
  • Lafitte - named for the pirates Jan and Pierre Lafitte
  • Lac Maurepas
  • Pointe de l'Eglise
  • ​De Ridder
  • Eugene Island
  • Comite River
  • Mansura - named for the Egyptian town Al-Mansura where St. Louis caught the African bubonic plague and died.
  • DuPré Canal
  • Raguet Canal
  • Lacoste Canal
  • Petites Coquilles
  • Pass Christian
  • Pass Mariana
  • Gentilly Plain
  • Bayou Bentilly
  • Malheureux Island
  • Dupont
  • Lafargue
  • LaPlauche
  • LeRoy
  • LeComte
  • St. Landry
  • Belle Isle
  • Lacassine
  • Lebeau
  • Port Barre
  • Bayou Buisson
  • Du Buisson
  • d'Ibrevilliers
  • Port St. Louis
  • Biloxy - some say it is a indian name, some say it is Greek given by the French army
  • Mobile - was originally Ft. St. Louis de la Mobile

 

 

 

 

French Names at Texas

  • Beaumont-named for either the duke of Beaumont or for 2 brothers of the oil industry, is town of first oil derrick called 'spindle-top'
  • Orange
  • Sabine River-named for ancient roman tribe of Sabinos
  • LaPorte
  • LaMarque
  • Bienville
  • Mont Belvue
  • Port Bolivar-named for Napoleon's colombian general Simon de Bolivar
  • LaGrange-center of Texas, named for the marquis de La Fayette so to distinguish the ancient french-spannish frontier
  • Frere
  • LaGrand-named for La Grande Armee Napoleon and for a freed cerf family of same name

 

 

 

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