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Desmarets History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Desmarets surname is a habitational name derived from any of several places named with the Old French words "mareis," or "maresc," meaning "marsh."

Early Origins of the Desmarets family


The surname Desmarets was first found in Cambray, Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where ancestors of the family belonged to the house of Bousis. According to Arthurian legend, Sir Hector de Maris (or Ector de Maris), was a Knight of the Round Table, younger half-brother of Lancelot and the natural son of King Ban of Benwick and the Lady de Maris.

Early History of the Desmarets family


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Desmarets Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Desmarais, Demarais, Des Marais, Desmarets, Desmarés, Desmareys, Desmaray, Desmaraie, Desmarest, Desmaret, Desmarets, Démarais, Démarets, Démarey, Démareys, Démarés, Démarey, Démaré, Démarés, Démarée, Démarées, Démaraie, Démaray, Maret, Marest, Marais, Mareys, Marets, Marest, Mares, Marays, Marrey, Mareys, Marées, Des Marest, Des Maret, Des Marets, Des Marez, De Marest, Du Marest, Du Marais, Du Marrey, Du Mareys, Du Mares, Du Marays, Du Mareys, Du Marées and many more.

Early Notables of the Desmarets family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family in this period was Baldwin I, Lord of Marets in the 11th century, as well as Hugues Maret, the first Priest at the Benedictine Abbey of Valbenoite, in 1108. Jean Desmarets (1595-1676), Sieur de (Lord of) Saint-Sorlin was the author of many volumes of poetry and critical...
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Migration of the Desmarets family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Desmarets Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacques Desmarets, who settled in Louisiana in 1758

Desmarets Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Philippe DesMarets, who opted for Canada in 1735
  • Philippe DesMarets, who landed in Canada in 1735

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