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Vaux History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , French , Scottish


The surname Vaux is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. The name Vaux is a contraction of an Old French phrase meaning beautiful valley, and indicates that the original bearer lived in such a place at one time.


Early Origins of the Vaux family


The surname Vaux was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family held a family seat from ancient times in the town of Volnay in the district of Beaune.

Jean de Vaux was registered in 1295 as a squire in the fief at Volnay and is thought to be the patriarch of the family. Large areas of land were exchanged at the hands of Jean de Vaux who sold much of the family lands at Antigny to the Duke of Burgundy.


Early History of the Vaux family


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Another 90 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1295, 1555, 1666, 1669, and 1813 are included under the topic Early Vaux History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Vaux Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Beliveau, Béliveau, Belivaux, Bélivaux, Belliveau, Bélliveau, Bellivaux, Béllivaux, Belleveau, Bellevaux, de Bellevau and many more.

Early Notables of the Vaux family (pre 1700)


Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vaux Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Vaux family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vaux Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Leonard Vaux, who arrived in Maryland in 1658 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Vaux who landed in America in 1679

Vaux Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jean Pierre De Vaux, who landed in Louisiana in 1719 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Vaux Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Vaux, who landed in New York in 1826 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • James Vaux, who arrived in New York in 1834 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • J. Vaux settled in San Francisco, California in 1850

Vaux Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mr. James Vaux, aged 40 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Larch" departing from the port of Sligo, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle on 16th August 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 59)

Vaux Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William K. Vaux, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1839 from London with Captain Benjamin Freeman and 245 passengers, arrived Port Adelaide on 16-07-1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Asia-list.htm
  • James Oten Vaux, aged 27, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "David Malcolm" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 1st May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) David Malcolm 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/davidmalcolm1855.shtml

Contemporary Notables of the name Vaux (post 1700)


  • Richard Vaux, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 9th District, 1928 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Richard Vaux (1816-1895), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1856-58; Defeated, 1854, 1858; Member of Pennsylvania State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 3rd District, 1890-91 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Harve E. Vaux, American politician, Mayor of Mt. Vernon, Washington, 1953 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Bert Vaux (b. 1968), American professor of phonology and morphology at the University of Cambridge
  • Roberts Vaux (1786-1836), American lawyer, jurist, abolitionist, and philanthropist
  • Richard Vaux (1816-1895), American politician, Mayor of Philadelphia (1856–1858), Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania (1890-1891)
  • Calvert Vaux (1824-1895), British-born, American architect and landscape designer, best known as the co-designer of New York's Central Park
  • Samuel De Vaux, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Niagara County, 1830 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Jacques-Alexandre-François Allix de Vaux, Count de Freudenthal, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Jacques-Alexandre-François Vaux. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Father Roland Guérin de Vaux OP (1903-1971), French Dominican priest who led the Catholic team that worked on the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 59)
  3. ^ State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1839 from London with Captain Benjamin Freeman and 245 passengers, arrived Port Adelaide on 16-07-1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Asia-list.htm
  4. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 1st May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) David Malcolm 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/davidmalcolm1855.shtml
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Jacques-Alexandre-François Vaux. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html


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