Early Origins of the Desprez family
The surname Desprez 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.)
Early History of the Desprez family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Desprez 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 Desprez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Desprez 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 Desprez 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... Another 134 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Desprez Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Desprez family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Desprez Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Simon Desprez, who landed in Montreal in 1653
- Henriette Desprez was married in 1666 in Quebec
Contemporary Notables of the name Desprez (post 1700)
- François Alexandre Desprez, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 27) François Desprez. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
- Brigadier-General Octave Desprez (1880-1941), French Commanding Officer during World War II CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 3) Octave Desprez. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Desprez/Octave-Georges-Alexandre/France.html