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Creole ancestors of Beyoncé Giselle Knowles

1920 United States Federal Census

Name: Agnes Deeauen
[Agnes Derouen]
Home in 1920: Police Jury Ward 2, Vermilion, Louisiana
Age: 11 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1909
Birthplace: Louisiana
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's name: Eugen
Father's Birth Place: Louisiana
Mother's name: Adelia
Mother's Birth Place: Louisiana
Marital Status: Single
Race: Mulatto
Sex: Female
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Image: 669
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Eugen Deeauen 59
Adelia Deeauen 57
Antonia Deeauen 24
Lydia Deeauen 20
Ida Deeauen 16
Mandy Deeauen 13
Joseph Deeauen 14
Agnes Deeauen 11
Ida Braussard 9
Wilfred Manton 1 11/12

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House of Deréon is a high end prêt-à-porter fashion line introduced by Beyoncé Knowles and her mother Tina Knowles. The style and concept is inspired by three generations of women and the name was inspired by Beyoncé's grandmother, Agnèz Deréon.

Beyoncé and her sister Solange Knowles launched the sister line Deréon that is geared towards the younger consumer, and is supposed to be more reasonably priced. Beyoncé and Solange are models for both clothing lines and are featured on most marketing campaigns.

House of Deréon clothing was first mentioned to the media in September of 2004, by fashion partners Tina and Beyonce Knowles. The two told anticipating minds that the name of Beyonce's women's fashion collection would be House of Deréon. This line was first introduced on The Oprah Winfrey Show, and was also featured on The Tyra Banks Show.

It is reported that Beyoncé has an active role in the House of Deréon's design department, actively approving and discussing fashion designs and ideas.

Beyoncé’s fashion line is criticised by PETA because it contains fur. This is because Beyoncé and her mother Tina source fur from China, where dog and cat fur is often mislabelled as other species. It is also often obtained by skinning the animal alive and conscious.

About Agnèz Deréon

Agnèz Deréon, later Agnèz Beyincé (1924 – 1984) was a French Créole Louisiana native[citation needed] whose surname and passion for creating beauty[citation needed] from the mundane is the inspiration[citation needed] for the clothing line House of Deréon, a fashion line founded by her daughter Tina Knowles, and granddaughter Beyoncé Knowles.

Agnèz Deréon (actually born Agnès DeRouen), (pronounced dare-ay-on or duh-RAHN) was born 1 Jul 1909 in Delcambre/New Iberia, Louisiana, the daughter of Eugène DeRouen and Odilia Broussard. Self-taught, she became a well known[citation needed] professional seamstress catering to private clients in Louisiana. She was accustomed[citation needed] to tailoring[citation needed] pieces that stood out by decorating the fabrics she used with such embellishments as embroidery. Incorporating materials such as lace, beads and jeweled buttons, were just some of the ingredients that Deréon used to make her style unique[citation needed] and her own.

Deréon later married Lumas Beyincé of Abbéville, Louisiana, the son of Alexandre Beyincé and Marie Olivier. The couple relocated to Galveston, Texas where they raised their family (some of the Beyoncé relatives still live in Galveston). Both Beyincé and her husband were of French-speaking Creole (or French Creole) descent; having African, French, Amerindian, Spanish and Indian ancestries.

The Beyincé were a poor, yet upwardly mobile family.[citation needed] The couple made many sacrifices[citation needed] to see that their children matriculated through private school and received a proper education. The Beyincé were very devoted to their children and encouraged their involvement in the arts.

Among the couple's posterity are a daughter,Tina Knowles, and a son (name unknown; he is Angela Beyincé's father). Their grandchildren are Beyoncé Knowles and Solange Knowles, Angela Beyincé and great-grandson Daniel Juelz Smith Jr.

Beyoncé's first name is a tribute to the Beyincé family name [1]. The rare surname, Boyancé, is of French origin and faces extinction since there are no male descendants in Tina Knowles' immediate family to pass on. The Boyancé family is still prominent in Iberia, Vermillion and Lafayette Parishes today

Derouen, Odlia Broussard March 31, 1929.....Iberia Parish Louisiana Archives Deaths

File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by:
Patricia Robinson probin7301@aol.com December 20, 2005, 4:54 pm

Name: Derouen, Odlia Broussard
Date Of Death: March 31, 1929 Time: 4:00 P.M.
Place Of Death: Weeks, Iberia, LA
Residence: Weeks, LA
Gender: Female
Race: B
Age: 65
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Derouen, Eugene
Date Of Birth: December 15, 1863
Place Of Birth: Cypremont, LA
Mother's Name: Lesser, Josephine
Mother's Birthplace: D.K.
Father's Name: Broussard, Eloi
Father's Birthplace: D.K.
Cause Of Death: Carcinoma of Cervix
Hospital: Unavailable
SS Number: Unavailable
Occupation: None
Funeral Home: Gus Walker
Doctor: J.N. Pharr, Weeks, LA
Coroner: Unavailable
Informant: Eugene Derouen
Date Of Burial: April 1, 1929
Place Of Burial: Unavailable
Date Recorded: April 20, 1929
Source Of Record: Death Certificate
Certificate No.: 4004

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1920 United States Federal Census

Name: Adelia Deeauen
[Adelia Derouen]
Home in 1920: Police Jury Ward 2, Vermilion, Louisiana
Age: 57 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1863
Birthplace: Louisiana
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Spouse's name: Eugen
Father's Birth Place: Louisiana
Mother's Birth Place: Louisiana
Marital Status: Married
Race: Mulatto
Sex: Female
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Image: 669
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Eugen Deeauen 59
Adelia Deeauen 57
Antonia Deeauen 24
Lydia Deeauen 20
Ida Deeauen 16
Mandy Deeauen 13
Joseph Deeauen 14
Agnes Deeauen 11
Ida Braussard 9
Wilfred Manton 1 11/12

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1900 United States Federal Census

Name: Odilia Derouen
Home in 1900: Police Jury Ward 3, Vermillion, Louisiana
Age: 35
Estimated birth year: abt 1865
Birthplace: Louisiana
Relationship to head-of-house: Wife
Spouse's name: Eugene
Race: Black
Occupation: View image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Eugene Derouen 39
Odilia Derouen 35
Azelima Derouen 19
Elvina Derouen 17
Theressa Derouen 16
Olivia Derouen 15
Olivier Derouen 13
Elias Derouen 11
Antonie Derouen 9
Armand Derouen 8
Abraham Derouen 6
Antonio Derouen 4
Arthur Derouen 3
Eljdia Derouen 8.12

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1880 United States Federal Census

Name: Josephine Lesser
Home in 1880: Petite Anse, Iberia, Louisiana
Age: 40
Estimated birth year: abt 1840
Birthplace: Louisiana
Relation to head-of-household: Something other than a direct relationship (Other)
Father's birthplace: Louisiana
Mother's birthplace: Louisiana
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: House Keeper
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: Mulatto
Gender: Female
Cannot read/write:

Blind:

Deaf and dumb:

Otherwise disabled:

Idiotic or insane: View image
Household Members: Name Age
E.R. Broussard 56
Josephine Lesser 40
Louis Broussard 20
Jean Broussard 17
Eugene Broussard 22
Frank Broussard 23
Meoderank Broussard 11
Ovide Broussard 9
Rosalie Broussard 19
Odelia Broussard 15
Eugenie Broussard 13
Olivanir Broussard 17

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1860 United States Federal Census

Name: Eloi Broussard
Age in 1860: 36
Birth Year: abt 1824
Home in 1860: Western District, St Mary, Louisiana
Gender: Male
Post Office: Berwick
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
Eloi Broussard 36
Rose Broussard 30
Amelia Broussard 12
Rose Broussard 11
Amelina Broussard 9
Jean Dugas 45

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1880 United States Federal Census

Name: E.R. Broussard
Home in 1880: Petite Anse, Iberia, Louisiana
Age: 56
Estimated birth year: abt 1824
Birthplace: Louisiana
Relation to head-of-household: Self (Head)
Father's birthplace: Louisiana
Mother's birthplace: Louisiana
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Sugar Planter
Marital Status: Widower
Race: White
Gender: Male
Cannot read/write:

Blind:

Deaf and dumb:

Otherwise disabled:

Idiotic or insane: View image
Household Members: Name Age
E.R. Broussard 56
Josephine Lesser 40
Louis Broussard 20
Jean Broussard 17
Eugene Broussard 22
Frank Broussard 23
Meoderank Broussard 11
Ovide Broussard 9
Rosalie Broussard 19
Odelia Broussard 15
Eugenie Broussard 13
Olivanir Broussard 17

Harrison Thomas LaTour
LaTour Genealogical Research Services


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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