The name Serret 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 Serret family
The surname Serret was first found in Languedoc
, where this eminent family held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Serret family
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Serret Spelling Variations
The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local
dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Serret is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name 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 Serret family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Serret family to the New World and Oceana
French settlers came early to North American, following in the wake of the explorers, and creating New France. Quebec City, founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain is said to have been the first American site founded as a permanent settlement, rather than as just a commercial outpost. But emigration was slow, in 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 French people in Quebec, and by 1663, when the region was officially made The Royal Colony of New France, by Louis XIV, there still only around 500 settlers. Over 2,000 would arrive during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted immigrants, both noble and commoner from France. By 1675, there were around 7000 French in the colony, and by that 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. Despite the loss of the Colony to England
, the French people flourished in Lower Canada. Among settlers to North America of the Serret surname were
Serret Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- F Serret, aged 35, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1853 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)