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

Noble surnames, such as desRosiers, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name desRosiers, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Savoie. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate while names of larger areas usually indicated a former dweller or a very powerful, titled landholder. The desRosiers family originally lived in the province of Savoie.


Spelling variations of this family name include: Desrosiers, des Rosiers, des Rosier, Desrosiés, Rosiere, Rosieres, Rossieres, Rossiere, Rosier and many more.

First found in Savoy (French: Savoie) in the Rhône-Alpes region of the French Alps, where this eminent family held a family seat since ancient times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our desRosiers research. Another 263 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1368, 1565, and 1580 are included under the topic Early desRosiers History in all our PDF Extended History products.


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


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

desRosiers Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century

  • Germaine Desrosiers, aged 26, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1919


  • Julien Desrosiers (b. 1980), French ice hockey player
  • David Philippe Desrosiers (b. 1980), French Canadian musician
  • Arthur Desrosiers (1884-1951), Canadian doctor and mayor
  • Édouard Desrosiers (b. 1934), Canadian member of the Canadian House of Commons
  • Gérard Desrosiers GOQ, French Canadian country doctor, founder of the first regional library in Quebec
  • Léo-Paul Desrosiers (1896-1967), Québécois writer and journalist well-known for his historical novels


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  10. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
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The desRosiers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The desRosiers 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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