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Early Origins of the Depruse family


The surname Depruse was first found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from an ancient Barony, from the Sucre Barons de Preaux.

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Early History of the Depruse family

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Early History of the Depruse family


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Depruse Spelling Variations

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Depruse Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Diprose, De Preaux, Diprows, Depruse and others.

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Early Notables of the Depruse family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Depruse family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Depruse family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Depruse family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Dripps, who came to New York, NY in 1815; Isaac Dripps, who settled in New Jersey in 1840; John Dripps, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1844; Robert Dripps, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1858.

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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

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