The Origins of the Sinnamon Family — Photo 32 — Project 365

The Origins of the Sinnamon Family — Photo 32 — Project 365

When I was home to my parents’ last time, I was going through some old boxes and found this. The album must be nearly as old as I am. The writing is in my grandma’s own hand, which is fitting because it was her that carried Sinnamon as a maiden name. The passage reads:

The Sinnamons are descendants from the family of St. Amond who were Huguenots (French Protestants) in Europe. In the 16th and 17th century [sic] when the Huguenots were persecuted, some of them fled to the northern part of Ireland for refuge. At that time, the St. Amonds were illiterate. Later, when they learned to read and write, the name was written down as SINNAMON

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