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Demers Early Origins



The surname Demers was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this family was established in early times.

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Demers Spelling Variations


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Demers Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Demers, Demere, Demerre, Demery, Demerey, Demerais, Demeret, Demerez, Lemers, Lemere, Lemerre, Lemery, Lemerey, Lemerais, Lemeret, Lemerez, Desmery, Démery, Lesmery, Lémery, Lamer, Lamers, Lamere, Lamerre, Lamery, Lamerais, Lameret, Merre, Mérais, Méret, Mérey, Méry, Merrée, Mériaux, Mériau, Mériel, Mériet, Méric, Mérigon, Mérigot, Mériguet, Mérigeau and many more.

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Demers Early History


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Demers Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Demers research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1250, 1645, 1715, 1675, 1707, 1838 and 1912 are included under the topic Early Demers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Demers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Demers Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family in this period was Huon de Méry ( fl. 1200-1250), French author of "Li Tournoiemenz Anticrit" or in English "The Tournament of the Antichrist"), a 3,546-line Old...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Demers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Demers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Demers, who landed in South Carolina in 1755

Demers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • M. Demers, who settled in San Francisco in 1850
  • Louis Demers, who came to Oregon in 1852

Demers Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Albert Demers, aged 40, arrived in New York in 1903 aboard the ship "Cymric" from Liverpool, England [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFRP-M2Z : 6 December 2014), Albert Demers, 29 Jun 1903; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Cymric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Leandre Arthur Demers, aged 58, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Canadian Pioneer" from Buenos Aires, Argentina [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DY-M3P : 6 December 2014), Leandre Arthur Demers, 18 May 1920; citing departure port Buenos Aires, arrival port New York, ship name Canadian Pioneer, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Pierre P. Demers, aged 45, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Aeolus" from Rio De Janeiro [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6VQ-SM2 : 6 December 2014), Pierre P. Demers, 01 Dec 1921; citing departure port Rio De Janeiro, arrival port New York, ship name Aeolus, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Maria Demers, aged 35, originally from Havre, France, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "France" from Le Havre, France [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J62D-9M6 : 6 December 2014), Maria Demers, 11 Oct 1921; citing departure port Le Havre, France, arrival port New York, ship name France, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Demers Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Etienne Demers, who arrived in Quebec in 1644
  • Andre Demers, who arrived in Montreal in 1651

Demers Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Father Demers, who was living in Quebec in 1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Demers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Demers (post 1700)



  • Donnie Demers, American songwriter, pianist and record producer
  • Jimmy Demers, American singer and songwriter
  • Modeste Demers (1809-1871), Canadian-born, American Roman Catholic Bishop and missionary in the Oregon Country
  • William C. DeMers, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1956
  • Roland J. Demers, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Woodstock Valley, Connecticut, 1963-86
  • Robert Demers, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 2008
  • Raymond Demers, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Dover 4th Ward, 1938
  • Pierre Paul Demers, American politician, U.S. Consul in Port Limon, 1905; Barranquilla, 1907; Bahia, 1909
  • Odilon Demers, American Republican politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State Senate 19th District, 1916
  • James M. Demers, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 2000, 2008; Presidential Elector for New Hampshire, 2012
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Demers


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Suggested Readings for the name Demers



  • The De May, Quinlan, and Jorgensen (also Demers) Families by Ida De May Wilson.

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Demers Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFRP-M2Z : 6 December 2014), Albert Demers, 29 Jun 1903; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Cymric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DY-M3P : 6 December 2014), Leandre Arthur Demers, 18 May 1920; citing departure port Buenos Aires, arrival port New York, ship name Canadian Pioneer, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6VQ-SM2 : 6 December 2014), Pierre P. Demers, 01 Dec 1921; citing departure port Rio De Janeiro, arrival port New York, ship name Aeolus, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J62D-9M6 : 6 December 2014), Maria Demers, 11 Oct 1921; citing departure port Le Havre, France, arrival port New York, ship name France, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. 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. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  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. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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The Demers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Demers 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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