Desall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Desall family

The surname Desall was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south-central France where this distinguished family held a family seat at Montservier, Pélussieu, and Puygermand, and were also members of the aristocracy of that region.

The main line of the family at Pélussieu were elevated to the nobility as the Comtes de Pélussieu and the Marquis de Rochemaure. Another line seated at Auvergne emerged as the Marquis de la Sallé. Junior lines of this family settled in Brittany, Poitou, Bourgogne, Provence, and Languedoc.

Notables of this family were: Antoine de Lasale, French writer, 1386-1462; Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle, 1640-1687, explorer, who descended the Mississippi and named the region of its delta Louisiana, in honor Louis XIV; Rene Lasalle, French explorer born 1643 and died in Louisiana in 1687; Comte Antoine Lasalle, French General, 1775-1809.

Jean LaSalle, born in 1672, son of Jean and Marie, was a French soldier for M. De Lormier, that travelled from France to the New World in the 17th century. After arriving in Canada he married Louise Jousset, daughter of Mathurin and Catherine, at Montreal, Quebec on 9th December 1698. [1]

Early History of the Desall family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Desall research. Another 28 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1386, 1462, 1640, 1643, 1687, 1775, and 1809 are included under the topic Early Desall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Desall Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lasallé, Lasalle, Lasall, Lasale, LaSalle, De Lasallé, De Lasalle, Salle and many more.

Early Notables of the Desall family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family was Gadifer de La Salle (1340-1415), French knight and crusader of Poitevine origin who, with Jean de Béthencourt, conquered and explored the Canary Islands for the Kingdom of Castile; Saint Jean-Baptiste de La Salle or John Baptist de La Salle (1651-1719), French priest, educational reformer, and founder of the Institute of the Brothers...
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Desall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Desall family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pierre LaSalle with his wife Elisabeth who settled in Carolina in 1695; Emilie LaSalle settled in New Orleans La. in 1822; Joseph Lasalle settled in New York state in 1822.



  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print


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