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The majestic region of Picardy in France was the place of origin of the prestigious surname Des champs. Des champs is a topographic surname, which is a form of hereditary surname, and was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. The surname Des champs is derived from the Old French word "champ," which means field, and literally means "of the fields."

Des champs Early Origins



The surname Des champs was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where the family was first established, and expanded to become one of the more notable names in the region.

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Des champs Spelling Variations


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Des champs Spelling Variations



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Des champs Early History


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Des champs Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Des champs research. Another 797 words (57 lines of text) covering the years 1258, 1346, 1406, 1450, 1567, 1574, 1608, 1619, 1683, 1715, 1791, 1800, 1861, 1869, and 1871 are included under the topic Early Des champs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Des champs Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Des champs Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name at this period was Samuel de Champlain, born in Saintonge in 1567, who was sent to the New World by King Henry IV, discovered Canada, then known as "la Nouvelle-France", and founded Quebec City in 1608; Eustache Deschamps (1340-1406), medieval French poet, received lessons in versification...

Another 164 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Des champs Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Des champs Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Issac Broussard DesChamps, who settled in New York in 1668
  • Isaac Broussard DesChamps, who landed in New York, NY in 1668

Des champs Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Deschamps, aged 40, landed in Louisiana in 1719
  • Philippe Deschamps, 45, who settled in Louisiana in 1719 with his wife Claudine
  • Blanche Deschamps, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1763
  • Frosine Deschamps, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1763

Des champs Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Antoine Deschamps, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1816
  • Miss Deschamps, who settled in New Orleans in 1822
  • Antoine Deschamps, who settled in Philadelphia in 1852

Des champs Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jean Deschamps, who arrived in Canada in 1642
  • Toussaint Deschamps, who landed in Montreal in 1653

Des champs Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Isaac Deschamps, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • Isaac Deschamps, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Isaac Deschamps, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1761

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Contemporary Notables of the name Des champs (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Des champs (post 1700)



  • Jérôme Deschamps (b. 1947), French actor, director and opera manager
  • Hubert Deschamps (1923-1998), French actor
  • Gérard Deschamps (b. 1937), French contemporary artist
  • Émile de Saint-Amand Deschamps (1791-1871), French poet
  • Didier Claude Deschamps (b. 1968), retired French footballer and current manager of France
  • Jean-Pierre Deschamps (b. 1941), French physician and general manager of the Centre de Médecine Préventive in the French city of Nancy, where he also held the position of town councilor from 1970 to 1975
  • Jacques Antoine Deschamps de la Varenne, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Hubert Deschamps (1900-1979), French historian and administrator
  • Paul Deschamps (1888-1974), French archaeologist
  • Yvon Deschamps CQ (b. 1935), Canadian author, actor, comedian and producer
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    11. ...

    The Des champs Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Des champs 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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