The name Désautars was a local
name derived from any of several place names in France. For example, Les Autels, in Aisne, Calvados, Les Autels, in Eure-et-Loire, and Les Autels, in Seine-Maritime.
Early Origins of the Désautars family
The surname Désautars was first found in Languedoc
, where this distinguished family was established in early times.
Early History of the Désautars family
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Désautars 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 Désautars, including Desautels, Desotell, Desautel, Desautelle, des Autels, des Autelz, Desautelz, Désautars and many more.
Early Notables of the Désautars family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Désautars family to the New World and Oceana
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 Désautars 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 Désautars were Pierre Desautels, who married Marie Rémy in Montreal in 1666; Gilbert Desautels, who married Marie-Charlotte Étienne in Pte-aux-Trembles in 1708.