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Noble surnames, such as Derosier, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Derosier, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Savoie. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate while names of larger areas usually indicated a former dweller or a very powerful, titled landholder. The Derosier family originally lived in the province of Savoie.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Desrosiers, des Rosiers, des Rosier, Desrosiés, Rosiere, Rosieres, Rossieres, Rossiere, Rosier and many more.
First found in Savoy (French: Savoie) in the Rhône-Alpes region of the French Alps, where this eminent family held a family seat since ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Derosier research. Another 263 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1368, 1565, and 1580 are included under the topic Early Derosier History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Derosier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Derosier Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Derosier Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
The Derosier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Derosier 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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