Desaix History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Desaix, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Desaix, 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 Desaix 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.

Early Origins of the Desaix family

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

Important Dates for the Desaix family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Desaix research. Another 48 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1795, 1810, and 1875 are included under the topic Early Desaix History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Desaix Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Desaix family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Desaix family

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.

Contemporary Notables of the name Desaix (post 1700)

  • Louis Charles Antoine Desaix, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [1]
  • Léon Georges Marie Guillot de Saix, Knight of the Legion of Honour, Writer, Paris

Citations

  1. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 27) Louis Desaix. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
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