I have been thing further: Champetieres is in the Auvergne, specifially in the departement
now called Puy du Dome. The town hall is 700 metres up - that is about 2170 feet. The
population is now about 250.
This is a very remote area: Your ancestor may well have come from there, but what evidence
is that he was Huguenot? This nickname only began to be used from the 1560s
Could your ancestor have been French - a normal, non forced emigration - poss Protestant,
but also possibly RC.
Message du 27/07/13 17:38
De : "Jack Morter"
A : NOTTSGEN(a)rootsweb.com
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Objet : [NTT] looking for French/English family
Late 1400 to 1550 a Thomas Motier (Huguenot) migrated
from France, French family name was du Mortier deChampetieres
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