Many people in our and other lands are descended from people known as the Huguenots. The Huguenots were French protestants who were adherents to John Calvin. Calvin helped bring about reformation in the Church in the 16th century at about the same time that Martin Luther was doing the same thing in Germany.
These Huguenots had to flee their homeland due to the Protestant persecution that so prevalent in those days. They were killed by the thousands at the whim of the Holy Roman Church such as in Nantes where 1,200 Protestants were killed in a single day.
There are many misconceptions about whether the French settlers from the Etoban area were Huguenots or Lutherans. Although Doctor Bell's notes describe them as Huguenots, they were Lutherans.
A very complete listing a book references on Huguenots
The Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre. In one week, almost 100,100 Protestants perished. The rivers of France were so filled with corpses that for many months no fish were eaten. This is their story.
Historical timeline showing the Huguenot repression era and the Religious Wars.
The Big Gedcom. Database of New Jersey Huguenots and reference material.