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The name Desjardins was formed many centuries ago in France during the Dark Ages in that northern western region known as Brittany. It was a name typically given to a vegetable gardener. It translates as of the gardens, and was given to the person in charge of growing edible produce.

Desjardins Early Origins



The surname Desjardins was first found in Brittany, where this distinguished family first established itself as one of the most prestigious families of the region.

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Desjardins Spelling Variations


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Desjardins Spelling Variations



There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Desjardin, Desjardins, DesJardin, DesJardins, Desjardines, DesJardines, Déjardin, Déjardins, Dujardin, DuJardin, Desjardains, Desjardain, Déjardain, DéJardien, Déjerdin, Desjerdin, Desjerdins, Déjerdins, Déjerdain, Déjerdains, Le Jardin, Les Jardins, Lesjardins, Jardin, Jardines, Desjerdin and many more.

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Desjardins Early History


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Desjardins Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Desjardins research. Another 265 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1533, 1814, 1894, 1631, 1683, 1637 and 1694 are included under the topic Early Desjardins History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Desjardins Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Desjardins Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Desjardins Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In the 1700s, land incentives were finally given out by France to 2,000 migrants. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebe c. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, Acadia were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Desjardins were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Desjardins were

Desjardins Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Desjardins, who settled in Maryland in 1666
  • John Desjardins, who landed in Maryland in 1674

Desjardins Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacques Desjardins, aged 40, arrived in Louisiana in 1720
  • Simon DesJardins, who arrived in New York in 1794
  • Simon DesJardins, who landed in New York in 1794

Desjardins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • M. Desjardins, 40, who settled in New York in 1823 with his two children
  • Felix Desjardins, who settled in Puerto Rico in 1840
  • Felix Desjardins, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1840
  • Randolphe DesJardins, who arrived in Arkansas in 1874

Desjardins Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Napolean Desjardins, aged 54, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1907
  • Gedeon Desjardins, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States from Besoneon, France, in 1911
  • Jeanne Anita DesJardins, aged 6, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1911
  • Julia Desjardins, aged 26, who settled in America from Paris, France, in 1913
  • Antonio Desjardins, aged 23, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1918
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Desjardins Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Michel Desjardins, who arrived in Montreal, Quebec in 1653
  • Michel Desjardins, who arrived in Montreal in 1653

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Contemporary Notables of the name Desjardins (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Desjardins (post 1700)



  • Ulise Joseph "Pete" Desjardins (1907-1985), American gold medalist Olympic diver
  • Paul Desjardins (1859-1940), French essayist and critic, founder of the internationally famous intellectual conferences at Pontigny, France in 1910
  • Julien François Desjardins (1799-1840), French zoologist
  • Larry Desjardins (1024-2012), Canadian politician, Health Minsiter of Manitoba
  • Cédrick Desjardins (b. 1985), Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender
  • Dorimène Roy Desjardins (1858-1932), co-founder of the Caisses populaires Desjardins, a forerunner of North American credit unions
  • Richard Desjardins (b. 1948), Canadian Québécois folk singer and film director

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    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    6. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    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. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Desjardins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Desjardins 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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