Derose History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

It is thought that Derose is a surname that was taken on from a nickname for a person with a rosy complexion.

Early Origins of the Derose family

The surname Derose was first found in Limousin, where this illustrious family has held a family seat since ancient times.

Throughout the centuries, the family branched, prospered, and expanded to various provinces. Many members participated in the events of the times and were honored with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility. As well, the Larose's formed several alliances with other noble families and in this way, titles and lands were exchanged according to the contracts. Distinctive members of this ancient family attended the Assembly of Notables at Bordeaux in 1789.

Blaise Larose, born in 1650, son of François and Marguerite (née Crevier), settled in New France in the 17th century. After his arrival in Quebec he married Hélène Cailly, born in 1656, daughter of Pierre and Marie (née Sosse), on 25th September 1673. [1]

Early History of the Derose family

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Derose Spelling Variations

History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name Derose, some of which include Larose, Laroses, Larause, La Rose, La Rause, Rosse, De Rose, De Rosse and many more.

Early Notables of the Derose family (pre 1700)

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Derose Ranking

In the United States, the name Derose is the 8,492nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2]

United States Derose migration to the United States +

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 Derose were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Derose were

Derose Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John James DeRose, who arrived in New York in 1798 [3]
Derose Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John James Derose, aged 40, who arrived in New York in 1801 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Derose (post 1700) +

  • Bert Joseph de Rose, American Educational Administrator, Amsterdam, New York
  • Jim DeRose, American college soccer coach
  • Philippe Derose (b. 1952), the first Haitian-American elected into public office in the United States of America
  • Keith DeRose (b. 1962), American philosopher
  • Dena DeRose (b. 1966), American jazz pianist, singer and educator
  • Lenny DeRose, American veteran studio engineer and music producer
  • Peter DeRose (1900-1953), American Hall of Fame composer of jazz and pop music
  • Victor V. DeRose, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for supervisor of Meridian Township, Michigan, 1961 [4]
  • Ralph C. DeRose, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate in primary for Governor of New Jersey, 1973 [4]
  • Anthony J. DeRose, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 58th District, 1956 [4]
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
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  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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