Humphrys genealogy

Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.


My wife's ancestors - Icard - Contents

Icard of Smyrna, Turkey

The family are not really from Turkey. They are from France. They went out to Turkey as merchants in the 18th century, and intermarried with other European families out there. Some descendants still live there. See Historical background.

La Ciotat, S coast of France, c.1730.
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From here.


Possibly our family

[Marie Anne Marandet] identifies the following as our Jacques Icard. However it would make him fairly old having children in 1737, and extremely old still alive in 1776. Maybe more confirmation is needed.

François Icard,
mar Madeleine Prepaude [or Magdeleine],
their son Jacques was born in 1683 in La Ciotat, near Marseille, S coast of France (see map),
had issue:

  1. Jacques Icard,
    born 29 December 1683, La Ciotat [Archives de La Ciotat].

Our family

The above Jacques Icard may be identical with:

Smyrna in a book of 1735.
From Levantine Heritage. Used with permission.




Syros (Syra) in a book of 1717.
From p.2 of Relation d'un voyage du Levant by Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, vol.2, 1717
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Syros (Syra) in a book of 1837.
From p.36 of Syria, the Holy Land, Asia Minor, etc. by John Carne, vol.2, 1837.
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Icard pharmacy, Smyrna


Container from the Icard pharmacy, Rue Franque, Smyrna.
From Levantine Heritage. Used with permission.

Icard office (apparently not Rue Franque), Smyrna.
From Levantine Heritage. Used with permission.


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