Caville History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Caville family

The surname Caville was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1] indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the village and lands of Corfham of the river Corve, held by Earl Roger, a Norman Baron, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. The holding later became known as Corfield or Corfhull. Corfe Castle is a ruinous castle in the village and civil parish named Corfe Castle, Dorset. Built by William the Conqueror, the castle dates back to the 11th century and is today protected as a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Important Dates for the Caville family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caville research. Another 104 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1250 and 1580 are included under the topic Early Caville History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Caville Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Corfield, Corfham, Corve, Corfe, Corfhull, Corful, Corfull, Cawfield, Cafield and many more.

Early Notables of the Caville family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Caville Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Caville migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Caville Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Abraham Caville, who landed in Jamaica in 1748-1749 [2]

Citations

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ 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)
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