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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.

Derosier Early Origins



The surname Derosier was 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.

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Derosier Spelling Variations


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Derosier Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Desrosiers, des Rosiers, des Rosier, Desrosiés, Rosiere, Rosieres, Rossieres, Rossiere, Rosier and many more.

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Derosier Early History


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Derosier Early History



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Derosier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Derosier Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Derosier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Derosier Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Eugene Derosier, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1918
  • William H. Derosier, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1920
  • Joseph Derosier, aged 27, who emigrated to America, in 1921

Derosier Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Derosier, aged 30, who settled in Montreal, in 1904

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Contemporary Notables of the name Derosier (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Derosier (post 1700)



  • William N. DeRosier (b. 1897), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Bristol, 1921-22
  • Bernard Derosier (b. 1939), French member of the National Assembly of France
  • Jacob "Jake" DeRosier (1880-1913), Canadian motorcycle racer who rode for Indian Motocycle and later Excelsior, the fastest rider in the United States in the early 1900s

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    8. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    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.

    This page was last modified on 3 April 2016 at 06:54.

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