Perilloux Family Origin


From "The First Families of Louisiana" by Glenn R. Conrad

General Roll of Louisiana Troops 1720-1770
Perioux, Jacques        Discharged and settled in the colony, June 1, 1754.

Through the years the family name has undergone many changes. What started out as "Perioux" on the rolls of the French army became Perilloux, Periou, Perrilloux, Perrillioux and other variations. One family in St. Martin Parish still uses the original "Perioux." I have used the spellings as they were found in various legal, church and family documents, obits and tombstones.

Sometime after Feb 1838, Benjamin Perilloux and most of his children and their families moved from St. John the Baptist Parish to St. Tammany Parish, and most of those families north of Lake Ponchartrain and Lake Maurepas are Benjamin's descendants. Some of those families spell their names with one R, and some with two R's. In fact, I've found both spellings in the same family several times. It makes the life of a genealogist hard, and if I've misspelled your name send me an email and I'll correct it.
In any event, they are all descendants of Jacques Perioux.


By Dwayne Montz

One of the early families to settle at the German Coast of Louisiana was the PERILLOUX family. This family is French in origin, the progenitor, Jacques, having come to Louisiana as a French soldier. He was a native of the village of Soual in the Department of Tarn, France, and the son of JEAN PERIOUX (the name was spelled various ways in the early documents) and JEANNE MARTIN.
     The date of his arrival in Louisiana is unknown, but on 1 June 1754 at his discharge from the military he chose to remain in Louisiana. He had married on 8 May 1753 at the Church of St. Charles des Allemands to ANNE BARBAY, the daughter of LOUIS BARBAY and MARGUERITE GOTOLAIS.  Louis Barbay was also a French soldier who remained in Louisiana after his discharge. He petitioned the Governor for passage from France for his wife and children and they arrived in 1748.  Anne Barbay arrived at this time with the rest of the family.
     The records of the German Coast show that JACQUES PERILLOUX, on 6 March 1762, obtained title to a farm on the east bank of the Mississippi River in what is now the town of Laplace in St. John the Baptist Parish. He had previously lived in St. Charles Parish.  The June 1766 Census of St. John Parish shows him as the owner of several farm animals.  The 1770 Census shows that he produced corn and rice on his farm.  Jacques Perilloux raised his family on this farm and spent his remaining years there.  Jacques died in St. John Parish on 24 September 1771.  Anne Barbay remarried Francois Clement and died 26 November 1817 and was buried in Edgard.


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