Rare Cajun Last Names In Louisiana 

If you have one of these last names, consider yourself pretty unique. It also means your family was one of the first Acadians in South Louisiana.

Acadian-cajun.com has some fantastic census information on Acadiana, dating all the back to 1604!

The last names listed below appeared on the 1604-1755 census during what is considered to be "The True Acadian Period". The names have pretty much disappeared because the family either moved, died off, or left no male sons to pass on the surname. Some of these names appeared in the original 1604 census, but never showed up again.

Joshua J Cotten via Unsplash.com
Joshua J Cotten via Unsplash.com

Below are the top 11 extremely rare or extinct Cajun last names in Acadiana.

Do you have one of these last names, or know someone who does? If so, let us know!

1) Poulet
2) Gougeon
3) Labatte (We still have Labat, but not spelled the same way)
4) Pessely
5) LeFebvre
6) Blou
7) Cochu
8) Cottard
9) Desorcis
10) Fardel
11) Martil

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