She's not even a week old, so the newborn daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z doesn't have a past yet -- except in the genealogical sense. But with Louisiana roots on both sides of her family, this latest in utero superstar has a lot of history in the Bayou State. With the thought that Blue Ivy is heir to the remarkable Sasha Fierce gene pool, I thought I'd share a few snippets about the maternal half of her family tree.
- Though at least half her heritage traces to Louisiana, she also has roots in Alabama, Texas, North Carolina and Georgia. Aside from Carter and Knowles, ancestral surnames include Beyince (more on this shortly), Bonnett, Broussard, DeRouen, Elder, Ferguson, Goree, Hall, Hill, Hogue, Miller, Moore, Olivier and Reeves.