Show ContentsChavous History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Chavous family

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

Early History of the Chavous family

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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.

Early Notables of the Chavous family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Chavous family

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.

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 Democratic Party politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Washington, District of Columbia, 1998 [1]

  1. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from on Facebook