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The name Dessert has a long French heritage that first began in southern region of Languedoc. The name is derived from when the family lived in the Languedoc area of France.

Dessert Early Origins



The surname Dessert was first found in Languedoc, where this eminent family held a family seat since ancient times.

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Dessert Spelling Variations


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Dessert Spelling Variations



Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations of the name Dessert, including Serres, Sère, Saire, Sert, Serre, Saires, Des Serres, de Serres, Des Saires, La Serre, La Saire, La Sère, Le Sert, De Sert, De Serres, De Sère, De Saire and many more.

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Dessert Early History


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Dessert Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dessert research. Another 309 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1220, 1270, 1271, 1415, 1532, 1654, 1694, and 1702 are included under the topic Early Dessert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dessert Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dessert Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dessert Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Dessert has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Dessert were Mr. Serre settled in Carolina in 1679 with a woman and two children; Noel Serre settled in Carolina with his wife, Catherine Challin, in 1695; Noel Serres settled in Carolina with his family in 1679.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dessert (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dessert (post 1700)



  • Gerald Dessert, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1968 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Gerald Dessert. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Gerald Dessert. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
  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. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. 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. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  9. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
  10. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
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The Dessert Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dessert 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 12 April 2017 at 13:46.

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