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Despres Early Origins



The surname Despres was first found in Champagne, but one of the earliest records of the name was Pierre Desprès (1288-1361), a French Cardinal during the period of Avignon Papacy. He was son of Raymond II Desprès, seigneur of Montpezat. He was bishop of Riez in 1318 and Archbishop of Aix (1318-1320.)

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Despres Spelling Variations


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Despres Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Despres, Desprès, Despradelle, Despradelles, Desprairies, Desprat, Desprats, Desprez, Desprades, Despras, Despréaux, Despret and many more.

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Despres Early History


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Despres Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Despres research. Another 43 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1310, 1693, 1733, 1742, 1752, 1765, 1783, 1792, 1807, 1832, 1834, 1851, 1862, 1868, and 1888 are included under the topic Early Despres History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Despres Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Despres Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family during this period was Josquin Despres (1440-1521) a Flemish composer; Francisco Desprats (1454-1504), a Spanish Roman Catholic bishop and cardinal; Nicholas-Michel Desprès, a prominent doctor in Caen in the sixteenth century; Jean-François Despréaux, a flutist and opera singer in 1693; Antoine Desprès, an accomplished goldsmith; Joseph-Grellet Desprades...

Another 134 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Despres 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:

Despres Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Simon Despres, who landed in Montreal in 1653
  • Anne Desprès was married in 1664 in Quebec

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Contemporary Notables of the name Despres (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Despres (post 1700)



  • Jean Despres (1903-1988), American perfume industry businessman, founding member of the Coty American Fashion Critics' Awards
  • Sherryl Despres, American actress, known for Fugue (2011), Burst Theory (2015) and All You Can Dream (2012)
  • Eli B. Despres, American writer and editor, known for Blackfish (2013), Wilderness Survival for Girls (2004) and Local Mechanic Wins Millions (1994)
  • Loraine Despres, American novelist and screenwriter
  • Scott Cameron Despres (b. 1970), American professional wrestler, trainer and promoter, better known by his ring name "Maverick Wild"
  • Leon Mathis Despres (1908-2009), American author, attorney and politician, City of Chicago Alderman (1955-1975)
  • Cyril Despres (b. 1974), French rally racing motorcycle rider
  • Julien Desprès (b. 1983), French gold and two-time bronze medalist rower
  • Suzanne Desprès (1875-1951), French actress
  • Robert Després OC GOQ (1924-2016), French Canadian businessman, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    10. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    11. ...

    The Despres Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Despres 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 13 November 2016 at 13:44.

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