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Desprez Early Origins



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.)

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Desprez Spelling Variations


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Desprez 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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Desprez Early History


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Desprez Early History



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.

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Desprez Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Desprez 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 Desprez 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:

Desprez Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Simon Desprez, who landed in Montreal in 1653
  • Henriette Desprez was married in 1666 in Quebec

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Contemporary Notables of the name Desprez (post 1700)


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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
  • Brigadier-General Octave Desprez (1880-1941), French Commanding Officer during World War II

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    2. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. 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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    The Desprez Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Desprez 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 27 February 2015 at 10:33.

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