Louisiana Emigration and Immigration

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=== Immigrants  ===
 
=== Immigrants  ===
  
Pre-statehood settlers of Louisiana generally came from eastern Canada, France, Germany, the West Indies, Spain, and Africa. During the Revolutionary War many other immigrants arrived from the Atlantic states. When the territory was formed, large numbers of Americans from southern Ohio moved to this new acquisition.  
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Pre-statehood settlers of Louisiana generally came from eastern Canada, France, Germany, the West Indies, Spain, and Africa. During the Revolutionary War many other immigrants arrived from the Atlantic states. When the territory was formed, large numbers of Americans from southern Ohio moved to this new acquisition. To learn about early settlers of Louisiana, see:
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*Conrad, Glenn R. ''The First Families of Louisiana''. Baton Rouge, La.: Claitor's, 1970. 2 vols. {{FHL|238780|item|disp=FHL Book 976.3 D2c}}
  
 
The Irish were the largest immigrant group in Louisiana during the nineteenth century. They settled mainly during the 1840s and 1850s. Large numbers of Germans arrived in two waves, one just after 1810 and the second between 1840 and 1860. Small numbers of Scandinavians came in the 1820s. Some Mexicans settled here in the 1830s. Later immigrant groups included Italians, Hungarians, and Slavs.  
 
The Irish were the largest immigrant group in Louisiana during the nineteenth century. They settled mainly during the 1840s and 1850s. Large numbers of Germans arrived in two waves, one just after 1810 and the second between 1840 and 1860. Small numbers of Scandinavians came in the 1820s. Some Mexicans settled here in the 1830s. Later immigrant groups included Italians, Hungarians, and Slavs.  
  
Records and histories of ethnic groups in Louisiana, including Acadians (“Cajuns”), Blacks, Canary Islanders, Chinese, Creoles, French, Germans, and Yugoslavs, are listed in the catalog under  
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Records and histories of ethnic groups in Louisiana, including Acadians (“Cajuns”), Blacks, Canary Islanders, Chinese, Creoles, French, Germans, and Yugoslavs, are listed in Family History Library Catalog under:
  
 
LOUISIANA - MINORITIES.  
 
LOUISIANA - MINORITIES.  
  
'''<u>Ireland</u>'''
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=== Irish Immigrants  ===
  
 
Louisiana received many Irish immigrants from early years of settlement and especially throughout much of the 19th century. The influx of Irish escalated during the Irish Great Famine, from 1846-1851 as New Orleans served as a gateway to many who passed through using the Mississippi River to migrate to other states.  
 
Louisiana received many Irish immigrants from early years of settlement and especially throughout much of the 19th century. The influx of Irish escalated during the Irish Great Famine, from 1846-1851 as New Orleans served as a gateway to many who passed through using the Mississippi River to migrate to other states.  
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=== Passenger Lists  ===
 
=== Passenger Lists  ===
  
The major port of entry to Louisiana has been New Orleans. Lists of some of the colonial passengers have been published and are at the Family History Library. The Family History Library and the National Archives also have microfilms of:  
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The major port of entry to Louisiana has been New Orleans.  
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A number of colonial immigrants came to Louisiana from the Canary Islands, which belonged to Spain, see:
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*Villeré, Sidney Louis. ''The Canary Islands Migration to Louisiana, 1778-1783: The History and Passenger Lists of the Isleños Volunteer Recruits and Their Families''. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1972. {{FHL|286195|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 976.3 W3v}}
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Lists of some of the colonial passengers have been published and are at the Family History Library. The Family History Library and the National Archives also have microfilms of:  
  
 
*Original passenger lists for New Orleans (1820-1921)  
 
*Original passenger lists for New Orleans (1820-1921)  
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
''[[Louisiana]] Research Outline. ''Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department, 1998, 2001.
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[[Category:Louisiana|Emigration]] [[Category:Acadians,_Cajuns,_and_Creoles]] [[Category:French]]

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Portal:United States Emigration and Immigration >Louisiana

Contents

Immigrants

Pre-statehood settlers of Louisiana generally came from eastern Canada, France, Germany, the West Indies, Spain, and Africa. During the Revolutionary War many other immigrants arrived from the Atlantic states. When the territory was formed, large numbers of Americans from southern Ohio moved to this new acquisition. To learn about early settlers of Louisiana, see:

  • Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge, La.: Claitor's, 1970. 2 vols. FHL Book 976.3 D2c

The Irish were the largest immigrant group in Louisiana during the nineteenth century. They settled mainly during the 1840s and 1850s. Large numbers of Germans arrived in two waves, one just after 1810 and the second between 1840 and 1860. Small numbers of Scandinavians came in the 1820s. Some Mexicans settled here in the 1830s. Later immigrant groups included Italians, Hungarians, and Slavs.

Records and histories of ethnic groups in Louisiana, including Acadians (“Cajuns”), Blacks, Canary Islanders, Chinese, Creoles, French, Germans, and Yugoslavs, are listed in Family History Library Catalog under:

LOUISIANA - MINORITIES.

Irish Immigrants

Louisiana received many Irish immigrants from early years of settlement and especially throughout much of the 19th century. The influx of Irish escalated during the Irish Great Famine, from 1846-1851 as New Orleans served as a gateway to many who passed through using the Mississippi River to migrate to other states.

Passenger Lists

The major port of entry to Louisiana has been New Orleans.

A number of colonial immigrants came to Louisiana from the Canary Islands, which belonged to Spain, see:

  • Villeré, Sidney Louis. The Canary Islands Migration to Louisiana, 1778-1783: The History and Passenger Lists of the Isleños Volunteer Recruits and Their Families. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1972. FHL Book 976.3 W3v

Lists of some of the colonial passengers have been published and are at the Family History Library. The Family History Library and the National Archives also have microfilms of:

  • Original passenger lists for New Orleans (1820-1921)
  • Indexes (1820-50, 1853-1952)
  • Quarterly summaries of passenger lists for New Orleans (1820-75)

The National Archives also has:

  • Passenger lists for New Orleans (1903-45)
  • Five of the six volumes of Passenger Lists . . . Port of New Orleans. These are typescripts of lists from some years between 1813 and 1867. Each volume contains an index.

Further information on immigration sources is in United States Emigration and Immigration.

References