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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



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. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    3. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    4. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. 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).
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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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