The surname Deslauriers 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 Deslauriers 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 Deslauriers family
The surname Deslauriers 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 Deslauriers family
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Deslauriers 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 Deslauriers family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Deslauriers family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Deslauriers Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- P. Deslauriers, aged 44, who settled in America from Paris, in 1906
- Joseph E. Deslauriers, aged 50, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1909
- Homicadas Deslauriers, aged 50, who emigrated to New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1911
- Hornisdas Deslauriers, aged 52, who emigrated to the United States from Bedford, Massachusetts, in 1914
Deslauriers Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Robert Deslauriers, who settled in Montreal in 1651
- Robert Deslauriers, who landed in Montreal in 1651
- Noel Legaud, son of Roch Legaud dit Deslauriers, married Marie Besnard in Montreal in 1698
Deslauriers Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Jean-Baptiste Deslauriers, who landed in Canada in 1738
- Nicolas Deslauriers, who arrived in Canada in 1757
Deslauriers Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Georges Deslauriers, aged 22, who settled in St. Martin, Canada, in 1913
Contemporary Notables of the name Deslauriers (post 1700)
- Kit DesLauriers (b. 1969), champion American skier
- Marcel Deslauriers (1905-1988), Canadian/Québécois international draughts player
- Jacques Deslauriers (b. 1928), retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman
- Anthony DesLauriers (b. 1987), professional football player
- Michèle Deslauriers (b. 1946), Canadian actress
- Jean Deslauriers (1909-1978), Canadian conductor, violinist, and composer
- Hermas Deslauriers (1879-1941), member of the Canadian House of Commons
- Éric Deslauriers (b. 1981), professional Canadian football slotback