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Where did the French Demars family come from? What is the French Demars family crest and coat of arms? When did the Demars family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Demars family history?

The Demars surname comes from the Old French word "marre," meaning "a ram."

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Marre, Marres, Mar, La Marre, La Mare, La Marres, La Mares, La Mar, Maur, Maure, Maures, Maurre, Maurres, More, Mores, Morre, Mars, Maurs, Moure, Mourre, Merre, Mer, Mere and many more.

First found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this important family held a family seat since ancient times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Demars research. Another 375 words(27 lines of text) covering the years 1585, 1610, 1629, 1637, 1653, 1660, 1674, 1680, 1712, and 1738 are included under the topic Early Demars History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Demars Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Demars Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Thomas Demars, aged 19, arrived in Louisiana in 1719
  • Jean DeMars, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741

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  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Demars Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Demars Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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