Desmarche History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The prestigious surname Desmarche originated in the enchanting region of Lorraine, in France and is derived from the Old French word "marché," meaning "market." Presumably, the first to bear this surname would have lived or worked in such a place. As such, Desmarche is classed as a topographic surname, a form of hereditary surname created from a the word for a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree.
Early Origins of the Desmarche family
The surname Desmarche was first found in Lorraine, where this notable family has held a family seat since ancient times.
Some of the family emigrated to England shortly after the Conquest. "Nicholas de la March, then entered in 1316 as Lord of Nunney-de-la-Mare in Somersetshire, can have been no other than Nicholas de la Mare. Similar confusion may exist in other entries where it may more easily escape detection, and I therefore only quote the following with due reserve. Bartholomew de la March occurs in the Rotidi Cnrice Regis of 1194-98: and in the time of Edward I., Alice de la March was of Berkshire, Ralph le March, and his son Engelard, of Shropshire, and Henry, Thomas, and William le March, all three of Kent." 
Early History of the Desmarche family
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Desmarche Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Marche, Marches, La Marche, Lamarche, Lamarches, de Marche, Demarche, Demarches, des Marche, Desmarche, Desmarches, Le Marche, Lemarche, Lemarches, March, Marchat, Marché and many more.
Early Notables of the Desmarche family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Desmarche family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: George Marche settled in New England in 1638; Hugh Marche, aged 20; settled in New England in 1638; William Marches settled in Philadelphia in 1836; Anthony March, aged 19.
- Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 3 of 3