Deriot History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Thousands of new names appeared among the French people in the medieval period. Deriot appeared in Champagne at that time. It was a name for a person who lived in Champagne.
Early Origins of the Deriot family
The surname Deriot was first found in Champagne, where the family was anciently seated.
Important Dates for the Deriot family
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Deriot Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Deriot include Déry, Dery, Dérie, Derie, Desry, Déric, Dérion, Derion, Dériou, Deriou, Dérioux, Derioux, Dérieu, Derieu, Dérieux, Derieux, Dériot, Deriot, Déron, Deron, Dérot and many more.
Early Notables of the Deriot family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Deriot family
In the 1700s, land incentives were finally given out by France to 2,000 migrants. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, Acadia were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Deriot were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Deriot were Jacques Déry, who married Marguerite Vitry in Quebec City in 1669; Joseph-Samuel Déry, who married Marie-Élisabeth Harbour in Pte-aux-Trembles in 1705.
Contemporary Notables of the name Deriot (post 1700)
- Albert François Deriot, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 
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