Show ContentsSerres History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Serres 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.

Early Origins of the Serres family

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

Early History of the Serres family

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Serres Spelling Variations

History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name Serres, some of which include 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.

Early Notables of the Serres family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name at this time was Dominic Serres (1722-1793), French marine-painter, born at Auch in Gascony. "He is said to have been nephew of the archbishop of Rheims. His parents intended him for the church, but, this not suiting his taste, he ran away from his native town, and made his way on foot into Spain. He there shipped on board a vessel for South America as a common...
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Serres Ranking

In France, the name Serres is the 894th most popular surname with an estimated 5,726 people with that name. [1]

United States Serres migration to the United States +

Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Serres has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Serres were

Serres Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Noel Serres, who settled in Carolina with his family in 1679
  • Noe Serres, who settled in North Carolina in 1679
  • Noe Serres, who landed in Carolina in 1679 [2]
Serres Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Serres, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1806
Serres Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • John Peter Serres, who arrived in Oregon in 1906
  • Peter Serres, who settled in America in 1914-1918

Contemporary Notables of the name Serres (post 1700) +

  • Michel Serres (1930-2019), French philosopher, theorist and writer
  • Étienne Renaud Augustin Serres (1786-1868), French embryologist
  • Olivia Serres (1772-1834), who called herself the Princess Olive of Cumberland, born at Warwick, she was the daughter of Robert Wilmot, house-painter of Warwick
  • John Thomas Serres (1759-1825), English marine-painter, elder son of Dominic Serres, the French-born, English painter
  • Günther Serres (1910-1981), German politician

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  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook