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Noble surnames, such as Desnoyers, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Desnoyers, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful Ile de France region. 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 Desnoyers family originally derived its surname from the name of the place in the Isle of France.

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The surname Desnoyers was first found in Ile-de-France.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Desnoyers, Desnoyer, Des Noyers, Des Noyer and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Desnoyers research. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1604, 1722, 1755, 1764, 1767, 1800, 1814, 1827, and 1899 are included under the topic Early Desnoyers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Notable amongst the family was Jean Desnoyer, who was a surgeon and practiced at the Hotel-Dieu of Blois; Etienne-Joseph Desnoyer was a literature professor in 1722; Fernand Desnoyer was a member of the Murger group, and published many works in verse or prose which he rendered silly or absurd; Francois-Antoine Desnoyer...

Another 84 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Desnoyers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Desnoyers Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Catherine Desnoyers, who was married in America in 1650

Desnoyers Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • F. L. Desnoyers, who emigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • Albertine Desnoyers, aged 27, who settled in America from Paris, France, in 1912
  • Heini Desnoyers, aged 33, who emigrated to America from Paris, France, in 1912
  • Gratian Desnoyers, aged 33, who landed in America from Peyregoux, France, in 1919
  • Maurice Desnoyers, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1921
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Desnoyers Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Noel Desnoyers lived in Notre-Dame-de-Quebec in 1655

Desnoyers Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Paul Desnoyers, aged 26, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1913
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  • Peter Desnoyers (1800-1880), American businessman and politician, State Treasurer of Michigan, eldest child of Peter J. Desnoyers
  • Peter J. Desnoyers (1772-1846), French-born, American silversmith and businessman in Detroit
  • Adam Desnoyers, American author, winner of the 2003 O. Henry Prize
  • Jules Pierre François Stanislaus Desnoyers (1779-1857), French geologist and archaeologist, one of the founders of the Geological Society of France in 1830
  • Auguste Gaspard Louis Desnoyers (1800-1887), Baron Boucher-Desnoyers, French engraver
  • Luc Desnoyers (b. 1950), Canadian former politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Rivière-des-Mille-Îles (2008-2011)
  • Daniel Desnoyers, Canadian radio host in Montreal, Quebec
  • André Desnoyers, prominent Economist in Quebec
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    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    8. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    9. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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