Show ContentsDelorme History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The French region of Forez is where Delorme was first used as a surname. Delorme was a name for a person who lived near an elm tree, having derived its origin from the Old French word "orme," meaning "elm tree." [1]

Early Origins of the Delorme family

The surname Delorme was first found in Forez, a former province of France, now part of the modern Loire, the Haute-Loire and Puy-de-Dôme departments, where the family had an integral role in the social and cultural aspects of the region.

Early History of the Delorme family

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Delorme Spelling Variations

The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Delorme is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Delorme, DeLorme, Delormes, DeLormes, Delourmes, DeLourmes, Delormeau, Dorme, de l'Orme, De l'Orme and many more.

Early Notables of the Delorme family (pre 1700)

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Delorme World Ranking

In the United States, the name Delorme is the 14,087th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2] However, in Canada, the name Delorme is ranked the 814th most popular surname with an estimated 6,605 people with that name. [3] And in Quebec, Canada, the name Delorme is the 589th popular surname. [4] France ranks Delorme as 249th with 14,743 people. [5]

United States Delorme migration to the United States +

In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec, in 1663 there were only 500, 2,000 migrants arrived during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many distinguished contributions have been made by members of this family name Delorme. It has been prominent in the arts, religion, politics and culture in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Delorme were

Delorme Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Marie DeLorme, who arrived in Carolina in 1679 [6]
  • Marie (also registered as Marye) DeLorme, who took up residence in Carolina from 1695 to 1696
Delorme Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Pierre Delorme, who settled in Louisiana in 1756
Delorme Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Charles Delorme, 18, who settled in South Carolina in 1822
  • Mrs. Delorme, 55, who settled in Charleston, South Carolina in 1823

Canada Delorme migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Delorme Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jean-Baptiste Delorme, who arrived in Canada in 1738

Contemporary Notables of the name Delorme (post 1700) +

  • James N. DeLorme, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Senate 2nd District, 1972 [7]
  • G. E. DeLorme, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1944 [7]
  • Danièle Delorme (1926-2015), born Gabrielle Danièle Marguerite Andrée Girard, a French actress and film producer
  • Philippe Delorme (b. 1960), French historian and journalist
  • Hugues Delorme (1868-1942), French poet, comedian, playwright and journalist
  • Adrien Faizelot- Delorme (1748-1783), French cabinetmaker
  • Jacques Emile Delorme, French international civil servant, Vice-President of the European Patent Office, and an officer in the Legion of Honour
  • Jean Delorme, French mining engineer and company administrator, President of the Board of Directors for the Monaco Oceanographic Institute in France. A grand officer in the Legion of Honour, he was awarded the Military Cross as well as the "Médaille de la Résistance"
  • Ronald Elmer "Chief" Delorme (b. 1955), Canadian NHL Chief Amateur Scout for the Vancouver Canucks
  • Isabelle Delorme (1900-1991), Canadian composer, pianist, and music educator
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  1. Dionne, N.-E., Origine Des Familles Canadiennes-Français. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Print.
  2. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  3. "Surnames Meanings, Origins & Distribution Maps - Forebears." Forebears,
  4. "The first 1,000 family names by rank, Quebec (in French only)" Institut de la statistique du Quebec,
  6. 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)
  7. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from on Facebook