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The surname Deslaurier is a topographic 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 individuals and their homelands, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, people who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original villages, 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 Deslaurier is derived from the Old French word "laurier," meaning bay tree, and indicates that the original bearer of the name lived near such trees.

Deslaurier Early Origins



The surname Deslaurier was first found in Périgord, where, despite a lack of documented evidence it is thought that ancestors of this name may have long been established.

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Deslaurier Spelling Variations


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Deslaurier Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Deslauriers, Deslaurier, Desloriers, Deslorier, Délauriers, Délaurier, Déloriers, Délorier, Deslouriers, Deslourier, Délouriers, Délourier, Laurier, Lauriers, Lorier, Loriers, Lorrier, Lorriers, Lourier, Louriers, De Laurier, De Laurieres, De Loriers and many more.

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Deslaurier Early History


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Deslaurier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deslaurier research. Another 142 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1505, 1779, and 1790 are included under the topic Early Deslaurier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Deslaurier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Deslaurier Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Deslaurier 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: Robert Deslauriers, who settled in Montreal in 1651; Noel Legaud, son of Roch Legaud dit Deslauriers, married Marie Besnard in Montreal in 1698; Edward Lorier who settled in Philadelphia in 1856..

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. 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).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
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    The Deslaurier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Deslaurier 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 23 March 2015 at 11:48.

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