× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016


The Des marais surname is a habitational name derived from any of several places named with the Old French words "mareis," or "maresc," meaning "marsh."

Des marais Early Origins



The surname Des marais was first found in Cambray, Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where ancestors of the family belonged to the house of Bousis. According to Arthurian legend, Sir Hector de Maris (or Ector de Maris), was a Knight of the Round Table, younger half-brother of Lancelot and the natural son of King Ban of Benwick and the Lady de Maris.

Close

Des marais Spelling Variations


Expand

Des marais Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Desmarais, Demarais, Des Marais, Desmarets, Desmarés, Desmareys, Desmaray, Desmaraie, Desmarest, Desmaret, Desmarets, Démarais, Démarets, Démarey, Démareys, Démarés, Démarey, Démaré, Démarés, Démarée, Démarées, Démaraie, Démaray, Maret, Marest, Marais, Mareys, Marets, Marest, Mares, Marays, Marrey, Mareys, Marées, Des Marest, Des Maret, Des Marets, Des Marez, De Marest, Du Marest, Du Marais, Du Marrey, Du Mareys, Du Mares, Du Marays, Du Mareys, Du Marées and many more.

Close

Des marais Early History


Expand

Des marais Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Des marais research. Another 593 words (42 lines of text) covering the years 1096, 1113, 1108, 1429, 1360, 1682, 1519, 1567, 1518, 1604, 1696, 1500, 1696, 1108, 1595, 1676, 1648, 1721, 1604, 1686, 1648, 1721, 1662, 1714, 1647, 1709, 1656 and 1728 are included under the topic Early Des marais History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Des marais Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Des marais Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family in this period was Baldwin I, Lord of Marets in the 11th century, as well as Hugues Maret, the first Priest at the Benedictine Abbey of Valbenoite, in 1108. Jean Desmarets (1595-1676), Sieur de (Lord of) Saint-Sorlin was the author of many volumes of poetry and critical...

Another 94 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Des marais Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Des marais Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ozine Desmarais, who arrived in Minnesota in 1871
  • Louis Desmarais, aged 52, who landed in America, in 1896

Des marais Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Louis Desmarais, aged 63, who emigrated to America from Paris, in 1906
  • Seph Desmarais, aged 43, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Rene Eugene Desmarais, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1912
  • Sephora Desmarais, aged 60, who settled in America from Paris, France, in 1914
  • Joseph N. Desmarais, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1918
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Des marais Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Charles Desmarais, 38, who arrived in Canada in 1643
  • Charles Desmarais, aged 38, landed in Canada in 1643
  • Pierre Desmarais, who was on record in Montreal in 1660

Des marais Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • P.N. Desmarais, aged 36, who emigrated to Sorel, Canada, in 1913

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Des marais (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Des marais (post 1700)



  • Paul Desmarais Sr (1927-2013), Canadian financier in Montreal, one of the ten richest people in Canada
  • Lorraine Desmarais (b. 1956), Canadian jazz pianist
  • Pierre DesMarais, Canadian politician and a city councillor in Montreal
  • France Chrétien Desmarais, Canadian lawyer and businesswoman
  • Marcel-Marie Desmarais (1908-1994), Canadian writer

Close

Des marais Family Crest Products


Expand

Des marais Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. 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).
    4. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    5. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    6. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The Des marais Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Des marais 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 24 November 2016 at 19:42.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest