- a particle in French names indicating a surname that the person used as a family name
- the shorter of the two symbols used in Morse code
- a French narrative poetic form of the Middle Ages most famously associated with Guillaume de Machaut (the word literally means “spoken”, i.e. a poem meant to be spoken and not sung). See Medieval French literature.
By the way, Eugenia’s siblings were:
Joseph Nesbitt Perot (1880-1912, b. Lake End, La., d. El Paso, Tx.
Irene Elizabeth Perot (8/25/1882-1969, b. Lake End, La., d. Lawton, Ok.
Lillian Rose Perot (3/29/1886-?, b. Lake End, La.
Mary Julia Perot (11/15/1888-6/12/1963, b. Lake End, La., d. Shreveport, La.
Teresa Perot (d. 9/1891) – Perhaps Eugenia’s twin who died at 2 months of age.
Getting back to the famous H. Ross Perot. He was born on June 27, 1930, to Gabriel Elias (Ross) Perot and Lulu May Ray. Gabriel, or “Big Ross” as he was known even though he was only about 5 feet tall, moved to Texarkana from Louisiana and made his fortune in cotton. Gabriel was probably born around 1900 in Louisiana. I still haven’t found him yet, but I did find that name in the 1860 Natchitoches census. That Gabriel was the 8-year-old son of Omar, 40, and Mary E. (30) Perot. Omar was also a “planter,” worth $1,600 and $10,038.
Evidently, some Perots turned their cotton planting business into fortunes and some didn’t. H. Ross Perot’s branch did, and it appears my Perot branch didn’t.
Here’s a bit more of the Perot lineage taken from the Prodigy Services Company site:
H. Ross Perot’s paternal ancestry traces back to a French-Canadian immigrant to Louisiana in the 1740s. His full name was Pierre Joseph Francois Barthelemy Vildec dit Perot. Many French used what are called “dit names,” which denoted an alias or nickname by which a person was known. The Vildec and Perot names were used interchangeably in early records, but Vildec was the original name.
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* NOTE* Nicknames are also occupations such as blacksmith became FORGERON (Thomas Sauvage family) as well as Butcher family of Andre’ SIMON became “BOUCHERS”.
More in comments to further explore the Perrot(Parrott), Smith, Lagreene, Black, dit la Fortune, Fontaine, Picard, Hughes etc..family tree.