It is thought that Derosse is a surname that was taken on from a nickname
for a person with a rosy complexion.
Early Origins of the Derosse family
The surname Derosse was first found in Limousin
, where this illustrious family has held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Derosse family
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Derosse Spelling Variations
The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local
dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Derosse is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Larose, Laroses, Larause, La Rose, La Rause, Rosse, De Rose, De Rosse and many more.
Early Notables of the Derosse family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Derosse family to the New World and Oceana
France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Derosse has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Derosse were Philip Larose, aged 45; who settled in Louisiana with his wife, Claudine, in 1719.