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Where did the English Devary family come from? What is the English Devary family crest and coat of arms? When did the Devary family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Devary family history?Devary is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Devary family lived in Herefordshire. This family was originally from Evreux, in Eure, Normandy, and it is from the local form of this place-name, D'Evreux, literally translating as from Evreux, that their surname derives.
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Devereaux, Deverall, Deverell, Deverill, Devreux and many more.
First found in Herefordshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Devary research. Another 115 words(8 lines of text) covering the years 1489, 1558, 1st , 1550, 1566, 1601, 1591, 1646, 1578, 1658, 1614, 1624, 1621, 1683, 1660, 1617 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Devary History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 169 words(12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Devary Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Devary family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words(2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Devary or a variant listed above were: Michael Devaraux, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1824; Nicholas Devaraus arrived in Philadelphia in 1855; Robert Deveaureoux arrived in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1820.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Virtutis comes invidia
Motto Translation: Envy is the companion of virtue.
The Devary Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Devary Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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