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Where did the French Demars family come from? What is the French Demars family crest and coat of arms? When did the Demars family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Demars family history?

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

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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.

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.


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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.

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

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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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  1. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
  5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
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The Demars Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Demars 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.

This page was last modified on 15 January 2016 at 13:59.

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