Despret History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Despret family
The surname Despret 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.)
Important Dates for the Despret family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Despret research. Another 22 words (2 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 Despret History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Despret Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Despres, Desprès, Despradelle, Despradelles, Desprairies, Desprat, Desprats, Desprez, Desprades, Despras, Despréaux, Despret and many more.
Early Notables of the Despret family (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 was vicar-general of Die in 1733; Louis-Jean Desprez was a famous architect in Auxerre in 1742; Jean-Baptiste-Denis Desprès was a man of letters and a political journalist in Dijon in 1752; Jean-Etienne Despréaux was a dancer, violinist and entered into the opera...
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Migration of the Despret family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: 100 individuals of the lineage who arrived from France onto Canadian shores between 1600 and 1900. Among them, Nicholas Despré was married in 1625.
Contemporary Notables of the name Despret (post 1700)
- Albert Victoire Despret, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 
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