Desormeaux History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

This French name is derived from the Old French word "orme," which meant an elm tree.

Early Origins of the Desormeaux family

The surname Desormeaux was first found in Champagne, where the family was anciently seated in a village of the department of Seine-et-Marne, in Brie, the canton of Rozoy, in the district of Coulommiers.

Important Dates for the Desormeaux family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Desormeaux research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1724, 1772, 1778, 1793, and 1830 are included under the topic Early Desormeaux History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Desormeaux Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Desormau, Desormeau, Desormaux, Desormeaux, Desormaud and many more.

Early Notables of the Desormeaux family (pre 1700)

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Desormeaux migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Desormeaux Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Camille Desormeaux, aged 28, originally from Paris, arrived in New York in 1903 aboard the ship "La Gascogne" from Havre, France [1]

Desormeaux migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Desormeaux Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Rene Desormeaux, who landed in Canada in 1643

Contemporary Notables of the name Desormeaux (post 1700)

  • Michael Desormeaux (b. 1985), American CFL football defensive back for the Calgary Stampeders
  • Kent Jason Desormeaux (b. 1970), American thoroughbred horse racing Hall of Fame jockey who holds the U.S. record for most races won in a single year with 598 wins in 1989
  • Pierre Désormeaux (b. 1952), former Canadian handball player who competed in the 1976 Summer Olympics

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Citations

  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFPQ-YZ9 : 6 December 2014), Camille Desormeaux, 14 Sep 1903; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Gascogne, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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