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The name Desjarlais 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.
The surname Desjarlais was first found in Brittany, where this distinguished family first established itself as one of the most prestigious families of the region.
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Desjarlais 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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Desjarlais 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 Desjarlais History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Desjarlais Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. 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 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Desjarlais has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Desjarlais were Michel Desjardins, who arrived in Montreal, Quebec in 1653; Claude Desjardin, who arrived in Canada in 1665; John Desjardins, who settled in Maryland in 1666.
The Desjarlais Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Desjarlais 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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