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  • Antje Banta (1733 - 1802)
    ALTERNATE RENDERING: Antjin Demares, Anna Des Marest --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hendrick Banta and Antie D...
  • Benjamin David Demarest (c.1691 - c.1784)
    ID: I584627234 Name: Benjamin DEMAREST Given Name: Benjamin Surname: Demarest Sex: M Birth: 1691 in Kinderkamack, Bergen, NJ Death: 1785 in Still alive in 1784 Event: Event 1 Unknown Abt 1691 Baptised-...
  • David Demarest, I (1620 - 1695)
    In 1886, David D. Demarest published a speech entitled Huguenots On The Hackensack, drawing attention to the important historical role played by David desMarets in the settlement of modern-day Manhatta...
  • David Demarest, II (1651 - c.1691)
    Notes for David Des Marets: David settled in Bergen City in 1677, and had 11 children. He was killed by a falling tree.
  • Ellen I. Mead (1839 - 1885)

About the DeMarest surname

Meaning of the Name

(Origin French) – desMarets or Demarest (most common of American variations)

“De” or “des” translates to the word “of”

In French the root, Marais could be the geographic name for someone from any of various 'marshy' places. The Teutonic origin means Maresche, Morass, a fen, a tract of low, wet land.

Our particular family used the location oriented approach originating in the town of Marets in the Picardy region of France. But, the area near the Rhine River is marshy…