Please click on sub-pages to see the various lists.

This page lists names of people of French, French Canadian and other French speaking origin associated with the history of New Mexico.


This page is copyrighted to F.M. Patorni and the list of names will be published in an upcoming book with expanded biographies. The list is updated regularly as I find new manes, several each week. There are names not yet included in this list, some under the other tabs (priests, Albuquerque, Civil War etc.), some yet to be found.


I have separately compiled biographies and references for many of these names.   The most compelling stories will be told in my upcoming book, and the final list of names will be assembled in a companion biographical volume. I am in contact with descendants of many of these families in New Mexico, the rest of the US, Canada and France.


I will be happy to share more detailed information upon request.

I would appreciate any contribution to this list.

Thank you.

IMPORTANT: I have changed the place where visitors to this website can make and reply to comments. This became necessary because comments were made on the various pages and so they could not be tracked properly. Comments should now be made at the BOTTOM OF THE PAGE “FORUM & COMMENTS”, if you want other people to see them and reply (or directly to me at . I have disabled the comments feature on the other pages. The comments that you made on various pages in the past are in my personal log, I will try to shift them to the new page, but until then the old comments will remain on the page where they were originally made.

I reply directly to the comments by e-mail to the sender, as well as occasionally through this website. This is for purely practical reasons in managing the website.