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The prestigious surname Deshermes comes from the majestic region of Dauphiné, in France. Deshermes is a topographic surname, a form of hereditary surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. The name Deshermes is derived from the Old Greek word eremia, which means lonely or solitary, and was a name given to someone who lived on a stretch of barren or deserted land.

Deshermes Early Origins



The surname Deshermes was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where the family held a family seat from ancient times.

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Deshermes Spelling Variations


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Deshermes Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Hermès, Hermais, Hermait, Hermaies, Las Hermes, de Lazerme, Hermés, Hermé, Hermer, Hermez and many more.

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Deshermes Early History


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Deshermes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deshermes research. Another 315 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 174 and 1748 are included under the topic Early Deshermes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Deshermes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Deshermes Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Deshermes 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: Bernhardine Hermes settled in Texas in 1846; Henrich Hermes settled in Philadelphia in 1738; Johan Hermes, aged 27; settled in America with his wife and two daughters in 1709.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Deshermes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Deshermes 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 30 August 2012 at 10:38.

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