Desilets History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Desilets family
The surname Desilets was first found in Ile-de-France.
Early History of the Desilets family
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Desilets Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Desilets, Desilet, Desilles, Desisles and many more.
Early Notables of the Desilets family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family was Pierre Desilles, an architect originally from Saint-Maximin, near Senlis, who in 1550 is recorded as mason of the Constable of Montmorency. He constructed, for this constable, bridges on the Oise, and worked at the Castle of Offoix. In 1578 he suggested, along with Andronet du Cerceau, plans for the Pont-Neuf of Paris and he received the contract, thus was named entrepreneur of the...
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In the United States, the name Desilets is the 14,655th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name.  However, in Quebec, Canada, the name Desilets is ranked the 531st most popular surname. 
Desilets migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Desilets Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Antoine Desilets married in 1719 in Becancour, Quebec
- Joseph Desilets married in 1729 in Baie-du-Febvre, Quebec
- Madeleine Desilets married in 1738 in Trois-Rivières
- Jean-Baptiste Desilets married in 1750 in Nicolet, Quebec
- Therese Desilets married in 1753 in Leproust, Quebec
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Contemporary Notables of the name Desilets (post 1700) +
- Thomas A. Desilets, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Delta County, 1944 
- Theode Desilets, American politician, First Selectman of Thompson, Connecticut, 1947-50 
- Phillip A. Desilets, American politician, Representative from Connecticut 4th District, 1918 
- Joffre Wilfred Desilets (1915-1994), Canadian NHL ice hockey player who played 192 games
- Rémy Désilets (b. 1952), Canadian politician, Member of the National Assembly in Quebec
- André Désilets, professor at the University of Sherbrooke since 1991
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