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Where did the French Demarest family come from? What is the French Demarest family crest and coat of arms? When did the Demarest family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Demarest family history?The Demarest surname is a habitational name derived from any of several places named with the Old French words "mareis," or "maresc," meaning "marsh."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Desmarais, Demarais, Des Marais, Desmarets, Desmarés, Desmareys, Desmaray, Desmaraie, Desmarest, Desmaret, Desmarets, Démarais, Démarets, Démarey, Démareys, Démarés, Démarey, Démaré, Démarés, Démarée, Démarées, Démaraie, Démaray, Maret, Marest, Marais, Mareys, Marets, Marest, Mares, Marays, Marrey, Mareys, Marées, Des Marest, Des Maret, Des Marets, Des Marez, De Marest, Du Marest, Du Marais, Du Marrey, Du Mareys, Du Mares, Du Marays, Du Mareys, Du Marées and many more.
First found in Cambray, Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where ancestors of the family belonged to the house of Bousis.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Demarest research. Another 593 words (42 lines of text) covering the years 1096, 1113, 1108, 1429, 1360, 1682, 1519, 1567, 1518, 1604, 1696, 1500, 1696, 1108, 1595, 1676, 1648, 1721, 1604, 1686, 1648, 1721, 1662, 1714, 1647, 1709, 1656 and 1728 are included under the topic Early Demarest History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 273 words (20 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Demarest Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Demarest Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- David DeMarest, who arrived in New York in 1663
Demarest Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- I Demarest, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
- Rosemary Regina Demarest, American chief librarian for Price Waterhouse & Co., New York City
- William Henry Steele Demarest (1863-1956), American educator, the 11th President of Rutgers College
- Clifford Demarest (1874-1946), American composer
- David P. Demarest, American academic and writer
- Calvin W. Demarest (1886-1925), American national amateur and professional carom billiards champion
- Arthur Andrew Demarest, American anthropologist and archaeologist
- William Demarest (1892-1983), American character actor
- Charles Howell Demarest (1880-1956), American Republican politician, Mayor of Bloomfield, New Jersey, 1925-32
- Arthur Sidney Demarest (1921-2013), American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 23rd District, 1952
- Andrew H. Demarest, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Paterson, New Jersey, 1895-97
- Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
- Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
- Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
- Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
- Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
- Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
- De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
- Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
- Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
- Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
The Demarest Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Demarest 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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