I Am French (gascon)

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    I was born in France (in Lagrasse),

    and my parents are French, my brother is French. My antecedence is a mix of European, including Spanish, German and Italian, but I am a French citizen. Lagrasse is in south western France, near the Mediterranean coast and the border with Spain. My father is attached to a...
    Favager97 Favager97
    18-21, F
    Jan 22, 2016

    During the Civil War one of my forebears,

    a Frenchman, came to fight with the Internationale, and somehow he got involved with our family, marrying one of our daughters and so French blood mingled with ours. It also happened with our Irish ancestry.
    Catram21 Catram21
    26-30, F
    Jul 31, 2014

    Gascon is a term used to describe southern

    French people in a derisory way to suggest they are country bumpkin. It also means someone from the old province of Gascony.
    JoelleED JoelleED
    22-25, F
    May 27, 2014

    My great grandmother was from Montpellier.

    She married my great grandfather from San Remo. Having Montpellier French blood does not make me Gascon, but my great grandmother's family originated in Saintes.
    Rovigatti Rovigatti
    22-25, F
    Feb 8, 2015

    My family took the name Guishart in antiquity

    which since we left southern Gascony became Wishart. We aren't related to the Wisharts of England. My family have a long Gascon past.
    Wishart95 Wishart95
    22-25, F
    Feb 8, 2016

    My maternal grandmother is French.

    She was born in Dax, in the early Fifties. She ran away to Paris where she first met my grandfather. They married three years after they first met, and their romance is inspirational.
    Abellocath93 Abellocath93
    22-25, F
    Nov 15, 2015

    Despite My Jewish Name I Am Also French Gascon.

    The Gascons are closely related to the Catalans, both are from the Occitan race of peoples. My family married into the Gascons when my grandfather married my grandmother, in 1963. The De Lunas are an old Sephardic family from Aragon, but over five hundred years ago we moved to...
    Anuledroan Anuledroan
    18-21, F
    Jan 2, 2013

    I was born in Auch in 1994.

    My Dad is completely French. Both sets of grandparents are Occitan. His grandfather was in the Maquis.
    Gasquetas Gasquetas
    22-25, F
    Nov 26, 2015

    My home is in the town of Foix,

    in the foothills of the Pyrenees. It is an ancient county town, once sear of the illustrious de Belissens family who ruled much of this area a thousand years ago, almost. I have a sense of history. I am a history and English student at university. This land was virtually...
    Souliefille Souliefille
    22-25, F
    Jan 3, 2016

    We are Gascon but with a fusion of other

    cultures and racial types within us. I was born here in southern France, and wherever I go in the world France will always be home.
    Gaspard91 Gaspard91
    26-30, F
    Aug 2, 2014

    My family originated in Bordeaux,

    but so forebear moved along the Canal du Midi as barge men, and ended up settling in Marseilles, where we still live. I was born in Marseilles.
    Catspause311 Catspause311
    22-25, F
    May 23, 2014
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