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Early Origins of the Demille family

The surname Demille was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where the family has been traced from ancient times.

The family branched into Ile-de-France, Bourgogne, Dauphiné, Lorraine, Savoie, and they became the Barons of Challes and Barons of Faverges. Among the most recognized were: Theodore Millet, Colonel, who was named Knight of the Empire in 1810, then Baron of the Empire in 1813; Jean-François Millet (1814-1875), who was a talented painter, designer, and engraver. Today, parts of France are proud to be associated with such a dedicated family.

Early History of the Demille family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Demille research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1450, 1539, 1572, 1582, 1686, 1719, 1810, 1813, 1814, and 1875 are included under the topic Early Demille History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Demille Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Millet, Milliet, Millez, Millais, Millay, Millets, Milet, Milez, Milais, Milets, Milay, de Millet and many more.

Early Notables of the Demille family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Theodore Millet, Colonel, Knight of the Empire; Francisque Millet (1642-1679), also known as Jean-François Milée or Millet I, a...
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Canada Demille migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Demille Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Anthony Demille U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]
  • Mr. Isaac DeMille U.E., "DeMills" who settled in Sophiasburgh & Ameliasburgh [Prince Edward County], Ontario c. 1784 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Demille (post 1700) +

  • Cecil Blount deMille (1881-1959), American Academy Award winning filmmaker who made a total of 70 features from 1914 to 1958, both silent and sound films, the founding father of the cinema of the United States, perhaps best known for the epic The Ten Commandments (1956) [2]
  • William Churchill de Mille (1878-1955), American screenwriter and film director from the silent film era through the early 1930s
  • Richard de Mille (1922-2009), American author, investigative journalist, and psychologist
  • Oliver Van DeMille (b. 1968), American author, educator and public speaker from Hurricane, Utah
  • Constance Adams DeMille (1873-1960), née Adams, American actress and wife of filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille
  • Katherine DeMille (1911-1995), born Katherine Paula Lester, Canadian-born, American film actress from Vancouver, British Columbia, wife of Anthony Quinn (1937-1956)
  • Nelson Richard DeMille (b. 1943), American author of action adventure and suspense novels
  • Agnes de Mille (1909-1993), American dancer and choreographer
  • Richard E. DeMille, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1948; Prohibition Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1950 [2]
  • Paul H. Demille, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Tirana, 1931-32; Monterrey, 1938; Victoria, 1940; Regina, 1943 [2]
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  1. Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from on Facebook