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The prestigious surname Desmarches 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, Desmarches 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.

Desmarches Early Origins



The surname Desmarches was first found in Lorraine, where this notable family has held a family seat since ancient times.

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Desmarches Spelling Variations


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Desmarches 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.

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Desmarches Early History


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Desmarches Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Desmarches research. Another 373 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1221, 1279, 1384, 1391, 1424, 1430, 1447, 1501, 1676 and 1738 are included under the topic Early Desmarches History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Desmarches Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Desmarches Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Desmarches 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: 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.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    6. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    7. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Desmarches Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Desmarches 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 5 September 2013 at 08:56.

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