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The surname Demas was first found in Limousin, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Limoge and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dalmais, Dalmas, Dalmases, Dalmassi, Delmas and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Demas research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1431 and 1460 are included under the topic Early Demas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 17 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Demas 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:

Demas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Demas, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1821
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  • William F. Demas, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 2004
  • Peter J. Demas, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1928
  • Lee A. Demas, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 18th District, 1989
  • Kristy Mary Demas, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 38th District, 1998
  • Henry Demas, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1896
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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. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. 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. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    9. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    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 Demas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Demas 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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