A Huguenot (French: [yɡ(ə)no]) is a member o a French Protestant denomination wi origins in the 16t or 17t centuries. Heestorically, Huguenots war French Protestants inspired bi the writins o John Calvin (Jean Calvin in French) in the 1530s, wha acame kent bi that oreeginally derisive designation bi the end o the 16th century. The majority o Huguenots endorsed the Reformed tradeetion o Protestantism.