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Noble surnames, such as Desmontais, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Desmontais, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Orleans. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.The Desmontais family originally derived its surname from a village in the department of Loiret, in the district of Puiseaux.

Desmontais Early Origins



The surname Desmontais was first found in Orléanais, where the family was anciently established in a village in the department of Loiret, in the district of Puiseaux.

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Desmontais Spelling Variations


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Desmontais Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Demon, Demons, Demone, De Mone, Démon, Démons, Desmon, Desmond, Demond, Desmont, Desmonts, Demont, Desmontet and many more.

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Desmontais Early History


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Desmontais Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Desmontais research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1591, 1628, 1826, 1842, 1851 and 1928 are included under the topic Early Desmontais History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Desmontais Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Desmontais Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Desmontais 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 were:

Desmontais Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Pierre Desmontais, who was born in Montreal in 1671

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Desmontais Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    3. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    9. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. 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 Desmontais Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Desmontais 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 2 October 2013 at 15:19.

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