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Noble surnames, such as Chavous, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Chavous, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Picardy. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.

Chavous Early Origins



The surname Chavous was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.

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Chavous Spelling Variations


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Chavous Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Chavot, Chavo, Chavaux, Chaveau, Chaveaux, Cheval, Chevau, Chevaux, Cheveau, Cheveaux, Queval, Quéval, Chaval, Chevet, Chevé, Chevée, Chever, Schavot, Schavo, Schaval and many more.

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Chavous Early History


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Chavous Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chavous research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1789, 1804, and 1864 are included under the topic Early Chavous History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chavous Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chavous Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chavous Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francois Cheval, who was living in New Orleans with his wife and his child in 1722; Jacques Bernard Chevée, who arrived in New York in 1789; A. Chavo, who, at the age of 36.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chavous (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chavous (post 1700)



  • Corey Lamonte Chavous (b. 1976), former American NFL football safety who played from 1998 to 2008
  • Barney Lewis Chavous (b. 1951), former American NFL football defensive end who played for the Denver Broncos (1973-1985)
  • Kevin P. Chavous, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Washington, District of Columbia, 1998

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    8. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Chavous Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chavous 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.

    This page was last modified on 8 December 2015 at 11:33.

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