Cajun Names – Azelien, Duffosard, Ovignac, Vinzule

I recently stumbled upon the site Acadians in Grey, which is all about Cajuns who fought in the Civil War. Judging by the information there, most Cajun soldiers of the period had traditional names like Emile, Joseph and Pierre. Others, though, had curious names such as:

Arvillien
Azelien
Belisaire
Bernabel
Carantine
Cavaillesse
Dazincourt
Destival
Duffosard
Esthival
Esperidion
Ervillien
Felixford
Ferreole
Florestant
Gerazime
Gutlop
Hervillien
Inberlee
Jerassin
Justilien
Laspellard
Lusignan
Magliore
Melon
Mizael
Numa
Orphelia
Ovignac
Paulastron
Phiphole
Primm
Pauphier
Teracefall
Trasimond
Volzi
Vinzule
Zellean

There was also a Pvt. Private Mayeax. Yup — Private Private. :)


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