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Richard de la Rue (who has commented below) reported recently that the De La Rue Company presented a family tree at an exhibition a few decades ago which included research into the origins of the name in Guernsey.This research reported that there are two distinct families on Guernsey, the latest of which came to the island as Huguenot exiles in the 16th century from the Limoges area of France.There are suggestions that the name may have either noble or Huguenot associations, and that it arrived in England from France as early as the late 11th century.An alternative version of a De La Rue family tree included in Lorna Houseman’s book states that the first recorded appearance of the name in Guernsey was a land grant from a Danish king in the 12th century.(It made pretty dull TV.) The Viking gene shows up as a particular type of the male chromosome and they tested this against one representative of each old Guernsey family.I had the privilege of being the representative for the De La Rues and was told that I had a gene commonly found in Norway; thus I think this points to me belonging to the older De La Rue family dating back to 1179 rather than the lot that came from southern-central France.

Richard also wrote: “A few years ago [2001], La Société Guernesiaise assisted University College London (UCL) and the BBC in a project called ‘The Blood of the Vikings’ in which they traced the reach of the Vikings according to the DNA in each long lived family in Guernsey.to its friends) is a 2009-2015 NBC Work Com about small-town government, centering on the employees of the Parks and Recreation Department of the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana. The main character is Leslie Knope, played by Amy Poehler, a Pollyannaish Workaholic who works as Deputy Director of the Parks Department. version of and filmed in the same Mockumentary style, it essentially does for the public sector what its sister show does for the private. I no longer have highly trained, professional campaign managers. Are most murders committed by highly trained, professional assassins? Other alternative spellings found include “De La Rew”, “De La Roux” and ”De La Reu”.

Some of these variations may be due to varying levels of literacy.

His grandson Thomas Andros De La Rue was created a Baronet on , and thus the coat of arms strictly only belongs to his descendants.



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