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Desmond History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: French , Irish


Noble surnames, such as Desmond, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Desmond, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Orleans. 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.The Desmond family originally derived its surname from a village in the department of Loiret, in the district of Puiseaux.


Early Origins of the Desmond family


The surname Desmond was first found in Orléanais, where the family was anciently established in a village in the department of Loiret, in the district of Puiseaux.

Early History of the Desmond family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Desmond research.
Another 104 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1591, 1628, 1826, 1842, 1851 and 1928 are included under the topic Early Desmond History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Desmond Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Demon, Demons, Demone, De Mone, Démon, Démons, Desmon, Desmond, Demond, Desmont, Desmonts, Demont, Desmontet and many more.

Early Notables of the Desmond family (pre 1700)


Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Desmond Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Desmond family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Desmond Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Desmond, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1827 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Timothy Desmond, who arrived in Tippecanoe County, Ind in 1844 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Mr. Desmond, aged 34, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Catherine Desmond, aged 20, who landed in New York in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Desmond Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • George Desmond, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1778

Desmond Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Cornelius Desmond, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1829
  • Ellen Desmond, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1830
  • Michael Desmond, aged 33, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the barque "Independence" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • Margaret Desmond, aged 40, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the barque "Pallas" from Cork, Ireland
  • John Desmond, aged 20, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Thomas Hanford" from Cork, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Desmond Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Desmond, aged 28, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "John Banks" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Wednesday 30th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) John Banks 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/johnbanks1855.shtml

Desmond Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Desmond, aged 27, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843
  • Mr. Patrick Desmond, Irish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Storm Cloud" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 27th April 1860 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • E. Desmond, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Sir George Grey" in 1864
  • Mr. William Desmond, (b. 1829), aged 45, Irish labourer from County Cork travelling from London aboard the ship "Tweed" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 4th September 1874 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Mrs. Jane Desmond, (b. 1844), aged 30, Irish settler from County Cork travelling from London aboard the ship "Tweed" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 4th September 1874 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Desmond (post 1700)


  • Viola Irene Desmond (1914-1965), Canadian Civil Rights Advocate, she was unjustly convicted of a minor tax violation for not leaving a whites-only area of the Roseland Theatre, Nova Scotia in 1946; she was granted a posthumous pardon, the first to be granted in Canada, she will be featured on the $10 Canadian bank note in 2018
  • William Desmond, American politician, Member of Illinois State House of Representatives 8th District, 1903-05 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) William Desmond. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • William W. Desmond, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Woodstock, Illinois, 1939-53 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) William Desmond. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • W. J. Desmond, American Republican politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Milwaukee County 1st District, 1902 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) W. Desmond. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Walter J. Desmond, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Long Beach, California, 1913-22 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Walter Desmond. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Thomas Charles Desmond (b. 1887), American Republican politician,Member of New York State Senate, 1931-58 (27th District 1931-44, 32nd District 1945-54, 33rd District 1955-58) [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Thomas Desmond. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Terry Desmond, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1980 [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Terry Desmond. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Phillip Desmond, American Democrat politician, Chair of Bibb County Democratic Party, 2003 [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Phillip Desmond. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Minot S. Desmond, American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Manchester 2nd Ward, 1948 [10]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Minot Desmond. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Martin J. Desmond, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 14th District, 1928 [11]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Martin Desmond. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 29 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 30th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) John Banks 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/johnbanks1855.shtml
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) William Desmond. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) W. Desmond. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Walter Desmond. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Thomas Desmond. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Terry Desmond. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  9. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Phillip Desmond. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  10. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Minot Desmond. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  11. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Martin Desmond. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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