I have traced my Voute family branch back to Bartholomew Voute, who died in 1618 in Blickling, Norfolk.
This is the last concrete record I have - however I have seen from Ancestry family trees that others believe that Bartholmew’s parents or grandparents originally came from a place called La Voute in Ain, France.
The trees I’ve seen don’t give any sources other than other Ancestry family trees, so I am struggling to get back to where this information originally came from.
Encouragingly, I have found the Voute name in a book about the families of “strangers” who came to Norwich as Protestant refugees from France, Belgium and Holland.
It would mean a lot to be able to verify we are descended from French refugees.
Is anyone able to help me with further information on the Voute family's French heritage and how I might be able to prove it?
Thanks very much in advance,