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Old 07-16-2018, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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In Texas, as noted above, Central Texas had a substantial population of German ancestry and Southeastern Texas a substantial French-Cajun group; but I believe even in those areas you would find the Scotch-Irish predominated.
The map refutes that. In SE Texas the predominate influence was Cajun French.
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:50 AM
 
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Many of the settlers in Texas were Scots-Irish stock that kept moving across North America until they arrived here. The may have stopped in Louisiana before coming here, but not for long. The typical path over decades was SE Pennsylvania, then North Carolina, then Tennessee, then Alabama, then Texas, via Louisiana or Arkansas.

After Texas Independence, the biggest groups that didn't come from the US were the Germans and Czechs(Bohemia and Moravia) that settled in Central Texas, and to the West of Houston. There were also numerous Germans who settled in the Houston area to farm, hence all the German names on roads in the Spring, Cypress, and Spring Branch areas.
this is very accurate.

If any of you are really interested in how Texas was formed, I suggest you read Lone Star by TR Fehrenbach as a starter.

Texas has a pretty interesting history.

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Old 07-16-2018, 10:34 AM
 
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Houston street names reflect a lot of French influence:

BEAUCHAMP, BISSONNET, CHARTRES, CHENEVER among others...
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Old 07-16-2018, 12:13 PM
 
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Houston street names reflect a lot of French influence:

BEAUCHAMP, BISSONNET, CHARTRES, CHENEVER among others...
Also, there are several La Madeleine locations.
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Old 07-16-2018, 05:05 PM
 
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That map doesn't indicate that. It shows the state of birth and the state of residence. Harris County is LA/LA as is most of Southeast Texas including Corpus Christi (that was news to me).

The map should be interpreted to mean that settlers in Southeast Texas came from Louisiana. This means that they were primarily of French (Catholic) origin being born in Louisiana and having resided in Louisiana. What the map doesn't say is which part of Louisiana they came from, but since the majority of the population in Louisiana live in the southern portion of the state, we can assume most came from that part. So we can safely say they were either Cajuns or Creoles. Since we're talking about about whites and Creole generally means mixed with some African, it can be assumed that most of those immigrants were indeed Cajun French.

This is a big part of the history of Houston and why Houston is called "Bayou City" instead of "Stream City" or "Creek City".
Nope. Not that many French descent people from Louisiana moved here. The vast majority spent a generation or so in Louisiana after moving from Tennesee, Georgia, Mississippi, etc. The French stayed put, for the most part.

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The map refutes that. In SE Texas the predominate influence was Cajun French.
See above. Cajuns stayed put.
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Old 07-16-2018, 05:15 PM
 
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Nope. Not that many French descent people from Louisiana moved here. The vast majority spent a generation or so in Louisiana after moving from Tennesee, Georgia, Mississippi, etc. The French stayed put, for the most part.


See above. Cajuns stayed put.
Please read the following article in its entirety:

https://www.texasmonthly.com/the-cul...ajun-invasion/

According to the “best guesstimate” of Jim Gossen, chairman of Houston-based Sysco Louisiana Seafood, Houstonians now annually consume more crawfish than the entire state of Louisiana. That’s a guess of mine, but it’s got to be a tremendous amount,” Gossen says in his South Louisiana drawl. “As many trucks as I know that are coming here from as many farms, it’s gotta be pretty incredible. Houston’s metro area is about six-and-a-half million people, and there’s only what, four-and-a-half million in Louisiana? Everybody that has a farm [in Louisiana], they have trucks coming this way.”

Houston is a Cajun city, there is no denying that.
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Old 07-16-2018, 05:26 PM
 
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Here's an interesting article on the black Creole population in Houston which came from Louisiana:

When Louisiana Creoles Arrived in Texas, Were They Black or White? | Essay | Zócalo Public Square
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Old 07-16-2018, 05:48 PM
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Please read the following article in its entirety:

https://www.texasmonthly.com/the-cul...ajun-invasion/

According to the “best guesstimate” of Jim Gossen, chairman of Houston-based Sysco Louisiana Seafood, Houstonians now annually consume more crawfish than the entire state of Louisiana. That’s a guess of mine, but it’s got to be a tremendous amount,” Gossen says in his South Louisiana drawl. “As many trucks as I know that are coming here from as many farms, it’s gotta be pretty incredible. Houston’s metro area is about six-and-a-half million people, and there’s only what, four-and-a-half million in Louisiana? Everybody that has a farm [in Louisiana], they have trucks coming this way.”

Houston is a Cajun city, there is no denying that.

Denied ! Houston is a Texas City through and through...

The Houston MSA probably consumes more of everything than the whole state of Louisiana or any other state that has less than 6 million in population.

Including but not limited to BBQ, seafood of all types , Hamburgers , Hot Dogs, beer , condoms ect, ect, ect,
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Old 07-16-2018, 06:21 PM
 
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Houston is a Cajun city, there is no denying that.
LOL
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Old 07-16-2018, 07:38 PM
 
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https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...County.svg.png

This is a much better map.
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