Demas History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Demas family

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.

The surname literally means "of the sea."

Early History of the Demas family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Demas research. Another 72 words (5 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.

Demas Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Demas family (pre 1700)

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


United States Demas migration to the United States +

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 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Demas (post 1700) +

  • William F. Demas, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 2004 [2]
  • Peter J. Demas, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1928 [2]
  • Lee A. Demas, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 18th District, 1989 [2]
  • Kristy Mary Demas, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 38th District, 1998 [2]
  • Henry Demas, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1896 [2]
  • Demas Strong, American politician, Member of New York State Senate 2nd District, 1864-65
  • Colonel Demas Thurlow "Nick" Craw (1900-1942), American officer awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1942
  • Demas Barnes (1827-1888), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from New York 2nd District, 1867-69 [3]
  • Demas Hubbard Jr. (1806-1873), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Chenango County, 1838-40; U.S. Representative from New York 19th District, 1865-67 [4]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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