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The Mares surname is a habitational name derived from any of several places named with the Old French words "mareis," or "maresc," meaning "marsh."

Mares Early Origins



The surname Mares was first found in Cambray, Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where ancestors of the family belonged to the house of Bousis. According to Arthurian legend, Sir Hector de Maris (or Ector de Maris), was a Knight of the Round Table, younger half-brother of Lancelot and the natural son of King Ban of Benwick and the Lady de Maris.

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Mares Spelling Variations


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Mares Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Desmarais, Demarais, Des Marais, Desmarets, Desmarés, Desmareys, Desmaray, Desmaraie, Desmarest, Desmaret, Desmarets, Démarais, Démarets, Démarey, Démareys, Démarés, Démarey, Démaré, Démarés, Démarée, Démarées, Démaraie, Démaray, Maret, Marest, Marais, Mareys, Marets, Marest, Mares, Marays, Marrey, Mareys, Marées, Des Marest, Des Maret, Des Marets, Des Marez, De Marest, Du Marest, Du Marais, Du Marrey, Du Mareys, Du Mares, Du Marays, Du Mareys, Du Marées and many more.

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Mares Early History


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Mares Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mares research. Another 593 words (42 lines of text) covering the years 1096, 1113, 1108, 1429, 1360, 1682, 1519, 1567, 1518, 1604, 1696, 1500, 1696, 1108, 1595, 1676, 1648, 1721, 1604, 1686, 1648, 1721, 1662, 1714, 1647, 1709, 1656 and 1728 are included under the topic Early Mares History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mares Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mares Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family in this period was Baldwin I, Lord of Marets in the 11th century, as well as Hugues Maret, the first Priest at the Benedictine Abbey of Valbenoite, in 1108. Jean Desmarets (1595-1676), Sieur de (Lord of) Saint-Sorlin was the author of many volumes of poetry and critical...

Another 94 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mares 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:

Mares Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Mares, who arrived in Virginia in 1650
  • Anna Mares, who settled in Virginia in 1654

Mares Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Mares, who landed in Georgia in 1738

Mares Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Juan De Mares, who arrived in Peru in 1834

Mares Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Francois Mares, aged 22, arrived in Quebec in 1655

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mares (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mares (post 1700)



  • Dylan Mares (b. 1992), American professional soccer player
  • Paul Mares (1900-1949), American Dixieland jazz cornet & trumpet player, leader of the New Orleans Rhythm Kings
  • Michelle Mares, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 2008
  • Don Mares, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 2000
  • Louis Marès, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Gaetano Mares (1793-1862), Italian conductor who conducted the world premieres of Giuseppe Verdi's Ernani (1844) and La traviata (1853)
  • Francis Hugh Mares, retired British/Australian university English professor, Australia

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
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    The Mares Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mares 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.

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