There are no immigration records for the Becnels or for most of the early Louisiana families as they "Were Here Before There Was A United States".
The records of the Becnel origins in Louisiana are traced back to the April 4,1742 marriage certificate of Thomas Becnel and Catherine Brou.
...we recognize and join in marriage Thomas Becknel, native of London in England, son of William Becknel and of Elisabeth Lang, the father and mother of the one party, and Catherine Brou, native of New Orleans, daughter of the late Pierre Brou and of Marguerite Baurenne, the father and mother of the other party, and having found no objections raised to said marriage, I the undersigned Cure F. Prosper, .......
Witnesses included: Savoir, Ambroise Heidel, Pierre Joseph Lavigne, Jean Baptiste Champagne, and Pierre Antoine Bro (her brother)
The parents of Marie Cecile Becnel were Thomas Lovincy Becnel, Sr. (1841-1895) and Heloise Adele Elfer (1845-1940).
Thomas Lovincy Becnel descended from:
William Bicknell (aka William Becknel, Guilliaume Becknell) and Elizabeth Lang both of England
Thomas Becnel (aka Thomas Becknell or Thomas Bicknell) and Catherine Brou - he of England, she of New Orleans birth, her father from France
Thomas Becnel (aka Jr or second) and Marie Magdelaine Folse (The 1st German Connection)
Benjamin (aka Ben Sam) Becnel and Marguerite Webre (More German connections)
Jean Justin Becnel and Celestine Gravois
Thomas Lovincy Becnel, Sr. and Heloise Adele Elfer - daughter of Edouard Elfer and Delphine Desnoyer
From the files of Darlene Becnel Schnatz
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