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.
Early Origins of the Deslaurier family
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.
Early History of the Deslaurier family
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Deslaurier 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.
Early Notables of the Deslaurier family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Deslaurier family to the New World and Oceana
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..