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Re: Great information...thanks
Posted by: v. suzanne sears (ID *****1949) Date: February 08, 2010 at 10:10:08
In Reply to: Great information...thanks by Janet Manseau of 53


You might also wish to know that the family name Monceau at one time were Lords of that St. Cyr fief.........early 1400's at least.........

But afterwards:.......the Bellemare family took it over: and they indeed were the first that I have found that also used Cyr as a family name

(although back then you would likely find it spelled Syre)

A DNA test of Deshaies would add a great deal to history:

as the DNA coming out of Fecamp is strongly associated: (if not identical) to that of William the conqueror and his I wouldn't be surprised to see that Deshaies also have a typical Viking DNA profile as well......

You can see the exact village of St. Cyr....punch in St. Cyr de Salerne.........great pics!

It might interest you to know as well:
that Deshaie and Delahaye are considered equal.......just different spellings of the same name......pronounced the same

And if you look in 1665 at the Carignan soldiers coming to Quebec: you will find as well Pierre Delahaye........abjuring being a Protestant.......

As far as I know he used the dit name Desaix......

I don't know if this is your direct ancestor or not: but there seems to be a few Delahayes and Deshaies coming to Canada in the early days....

That was a common thing: quite often if one came he did not come alone: usually a relative or friend came too.......or signed up for the military too......

One thing to keep in mind when searching for those that came to Canada at least.........
there were really only 3 areas they came from:
90% of the time......

La Rochelle
Paris and surrounding areas...

and nearly all were townspeople and not farmers.......
so records are not all that hard to find......
on the other hand:
almost all of Rouen and La rochelle were huge Protestant centres
so you might have to search Protestant records
and might not find these people in the Catholic baptismal records.

My knowledge comes from searching for Pierre Sirre who came over at the same time as Deshaie.

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