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 Deshaies 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 Deshaies family
Lorraine, where the family was first established and expanded into one of the more notable families of the region.
Early History of the Deshaies family
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Deshaies 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 Deshaies family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Deshaies family to the New World and Oceana
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Deshaies Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Deshaies (post 1700)
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