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Subject: Re: History of My Name - Please Help
Author: mirfak   (Authenticated as mirfak)
Date: May 27, 2010 at 10:59:47 AM
Reply to: History of My Name - Please Help by demibruck
Of course this may have nothing at all to do with your personal name, but based on my own genealogical dabbling, the surname Demaree is at least sometimes found identified with the French surname Demarest. That might help you, a teensy bit. Or not. Good luck.

I found the following at ancestry.com
http://www.ancestry.com/facts/Demaree-family-history.ashx

Demaree - Americanized spelling of French Desmarais.
Demarest - French: regional variant of Desmarais.
Desmarais - French: habitational name for someone from any of various places named with Old French mareis, maresc ‘marsh’, as for example Les Marets, in Seine-et-Marne, Centre, Nord, and Picardy.

- mirfak

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