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Where did the French Deschamps family come from? What is the French Deschamps family crest and coat of arms? When did the Deschamps family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Deschamps family history?The majestic region of Picardy in France was the place of origin of the prestigious surname Deschamps. Deschamps 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 Deschamps is derived from the Old French word "champ," which means field, and literally means "of the fields."
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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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deschamps 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 Deschamps History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 411 words (29 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Deschamps Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Deschamps Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Deschamps Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Deschamps Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Deschamps Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
Deschamps Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
The Deschamps Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Deschamps 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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