Dufrein (Dufrene) Family – Image

Dufrein (Dufrene) Family - Image

Dufrein (Dufrene) Family. Pictured are Jean Gregoire Francois Dufrene (descendant of Julian Dufrene, ca. 1641?) and Emilina Dufreney (Dufrene). Originally from Nantes, France, descendants moved from Canada to Louisiana arriving at Bois Choctaw around the late 1850s. This family and others lived there until moving further inland to Down the Bayou Village Des Allemands, and Bayou Gauche. The Dufrenes became master boat builders, constructing cypress lugger-type boats first used and built in Louisiana during the earliest colonial times. Portrait taken in 1900. Photo courtesy of Mrs. Donald (Annabel Matherne) Hogan, Sr.