Serres History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Serres family

The surname Serres was first found in Bavaria, where the name Zerres was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Important Dates for the Serres family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Serres research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Serres History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Serres Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Zerres, Zerre, Zerrese, Zerrs, Zeers, Zeres, Zers, Zeress, Zerress, Serres and many more.

Early Notables of the Serres family (pre 1700)

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Serres migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Serres Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Noe Serres, who settled in North Carolina in 1679
  • Noel Serres, who settled in Carolina with his family in 1679
  • Noe Serres, who landed in Carolina in 1679 [1]
Serres Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Serres, who settled in Philadelphia in 1806
  • Joseph Serres, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1806
Serres Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • John Peter Serres, who arrived in Oregon in 1906
  • Peter Serres, who settled in America in 1914-1918

Contemporary Notables of the name Serres (post 1700)

  • Günther Serres (1910-1981), German politician
  • Michel Serres (1930-2019), French philosopher, theorist and writer
  • Olivia Serres (1772-1834), who called herself the Princess Olive of Cumberland, born at Warwick, she was the daughter of Robert Wilmot, house-painter of Warwick
  • John Thomas Serres (1759-1825), English marine-painter, elder son of Dominic Serres, the French-born, English painter
  • Étienne Renaud Augustin Serres (1786-1868), French embryologist

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  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)
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