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List of French Americans

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French Americans are U.S. citizens or nationals of French descent and heritage. The majority of Franco-American families did not arrive directly from France, but rather settled French territories in the New World (primarily in the 17th and 18th centuries) before moving or being forced to move to the United States later on (see Quebec diaspora and Great Upheaval). Also, the largest French territory in North America was sold to the U.S., absorbing their French citizens (see Louisiana Purchase). About thirteen million U.S. residents are of French descent, and about 1.5 million of them speak the French language at home. Being isolated, mixed with different cultures, or ignored, the French-Americans developed particular cultures that reflect varying degrees of adaptation of their environments. This gave birth to streams of French-Americans like the Acadians, the Cajuns (an Anglicization of the autonym Cadien, from the French word for Acadian, Acadien), Louisiana Créoles and many others.

The following is a list of notable French Americans by occupation, including both original immigrants who obtained American citizenship and their American descendants.

To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are French American or must have references showing they are French American and are notable.







Other entertainers


Law and politics

Governors and presidents

Congressmen and senators


Other politicians

Authors and writers








Hall of Famer Lou Boudreau
Hall of Famer Lou Boudreau
All-Star Jason Marquis






  • Earl W. Bascom (1906–1995), rodeo pioneer, rodeo champion, rodeo hall of fame inductee, "father of modern rodeo"[81]



Other sports





See also


  1. ^ His great-grandfather was born in France; most of his other ancestry was English and American.
  2. ^ His French ancestors immigrated to England in the 16th century.
  3. ^ Born in Paris, France, to George L'Enfant and Frances Ragond, and immigrated to the U.S.


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