First name origin & meaning:
Last name origins & meanings:
- French: from the personal name (Latin Desiderius, a
derivative of desiderium ‘desire’, ‘longing’, given either to a
longed-for child as an expression of the Christian’s spiritual longing
for God). The name was borne by a 3rd-century bishop of Langres and a
6th-century bishop of Vienne in the Dauphiné, both of whom were
locally venerated as saints.
- Brought from Champagne, this surname was in Montreal by 1703.
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