The name Cavenett reached England
in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Cavenett family lived in Suffolk
where Gernon de Montfichet was granted the lands of Cavendish by Duke William of Normandy.
Early Origins of the Cavenett family
The surname Cavenett was first found in Suffolk
, when Gernon de Montfichet was granted the lands of Cavendish by Duke William of Normandy
, his liege lord, for distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. The Montfichets from Montfiquet, Calvados, in Normandy, sired the family of Cavendish, Bacon, Fitchet, and Montfitchet. The family trace their lineage back to "Sir John Canvendish, who in the reign of Edward III was Chief Justice of the King's Bench. It was John, a younger son of the Judge, who killed Wat Tyler, and from him the family are descended. CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Early History of the Cavenett family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cavenett research.Another 287 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1384, 1592, 1592, 1676, 1594, 1654, 1630, 1691, 1660, 1676, 1617, 1684, 1624, 1674, 1659, 1680, 1675, 1623, 1673, 1673, 1700, 1695, 1700 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Cavenett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cavenett Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Cavenett family name include Cavendish, Cavendesh, Cavandish, Cavondish, Cavindish, Caviness and many more.
Early Notables of the Cavenett family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Thomas Cavendish (d. 1592), a British circumnavigator of the globe, often regarded as a privateer; Sir William Cavendish (1592-1676), 4th Duke of Norcastle, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, a prominent soldier, writer, and noted patron of the arts; Sir Charles Cavendish (ca. 1594-1654)... Another 155 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cavenett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cavenett family to Ireland
Some of the Cavenett family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 69 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cavenett family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cavenett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Cavenett, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Brightman" in 1840 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRIGHTMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Brightman.htm
The Cavenett Motto
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: Cavendo tutus
Motto Translation: Safe by being cautious.