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The majestic region of Picardy in France was the place of origin of the prestigious surname Deschams. Deschams 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 Deschams is derived from the Old French word "champ," which means field, and literally means "of the fields."

Deschams Early Origins



The surname Deschams was 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.

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Deschams Spelling Variations


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Deschams Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Deschamps, Deschamp, DesChamps, DesChamp, Descamps, Descamp, DesCamps, DesCamp, Dechamps, Dechamp, DeChamps, DeChamp, des Champs, Deschemps, Duchamps, Duchamp, DuChamps, DuChamp, Déchamps, Déchamp, Deschams, de Champs, de Champ, Le Champ, Delachamps, Dechant, Deschemps, Deschemp, Déchemps, Déchemp, Deschems, Décham, Le Champ, Les Champs, Le Camp, de Camp, Descamp, Descampes, Le Campes, de Campes, Champs, Champ, Champlain, Champlaine and many more.

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Deschams Early History


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Deschams Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deschams 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 Deschams History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Deschams Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Deschams Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name at this period was Samuel de Champlain, born in Saintonge in 1567, who was sent to the New World by King Henry IV, discovered Canada, then known as "la Nouvelle-France", and founded Quebec City in 1608; Eustache Deschamps (1340-1406), medieval French poet, received lessons in versification...

Another 164 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Deschams Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Issac Broussard DesChamps, who settled in New York in 1668; Philippe Deschamps, 45; who settled in Louisiana in 1719 with his wife Claudine; Deschamps, 40.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    5. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    6. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    7. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Deschams Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Deschams 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 9 April 2014 at 13:09.

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