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The Demars surname comes from the Old French word "marre," meaning "a ram."

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The surname Demars was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this important family held a family seat since ancient times.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Marre, Marres, Mar, La Marre, La Mare, La Marres, La Mares, La Mar, Maur, Maure, Maures, Maurre, Maurres, More, Mores, Morre, Mars, Maurs, Moure, Mourre, Merre, Mer, Mere and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Demars research. Another 375 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1585, 1610, 1629, 1637, 1653, 1660, 1674, 1680, 1712, and 1738 are included under the topic Early Demars History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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More information is included under the topic Early Demars Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Demars Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Demars, aged 19, arrived in Louisiana in 1719
  • Jean DeMars, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741
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  • Lewis DeMars, American Democrat politician, Democratic-Farmer-Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from Minnesota 3rd District, 1990
  • Caron DeMars, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 123rd District, 1996
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    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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