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Noble surnames, such as Desai, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Desai, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Lorraine. 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. The Desai family originally lived at the town of Paresse or Parez, in the Lorraine. Although one would at first assume that the name is derived from the city of Paris, evidence suggests that the names of both the town in the Lorraine and the French capital are derived from a Gaulish tribe called the Parisii.

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The surname Desai was first found in Lorraine, where the family was first established and expanded into one of the more notable families of the region.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Deshaies, Deshais, De'Hay, DeHaye, Dehaye, Dehays, Deshayes, Desaix, Desai and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Desai research. Another 94 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1795, 1810, and 1875 are included under the topic Early Desai History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Desai Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Susanne Deshais, who settled in Carolina in 1695; Robert Desha, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850.

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  • Morarji Ranchhodji Desai (b. 1896), Indian politician
  • Anita Desai (b. 1937), Indian novelist
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    Other References

    1. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. 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. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
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    The Desai Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Desai 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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