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Jean Lafitte

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Did Jean Lafitte the pirate ever live in Jean Lafitte the town?

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Every Single Jean Lafitte

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Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

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Jean Lafitte National Park

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Aristocracy a La Jean Lafitte

Jean Lafitte was a French pirate and privateer in the Gulf of Mexico in the early 19th century. He and his elder brother, Pierre, spelled their last name Laffite, but English-language documents of the time used "Lafitte". The latter has become the common spelling in the United States, including for places named after him.