The prestigious surname Chevaliez originated in the Dauphiné region of the French Alps. The surname Chevaliez is an occupational
name, which is a type of hereditary surname. Occupational
surnames are derived from the primary occupation
held by the original bearer. In this case, it denotes a horseman; the original bearer was probably in the cavalry, though he may have been a breeder of horses. The English word cavalier comes from the same root as this word.
Early Origins of the Chevaliez family
The surname Chevaliez was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where the family has been since ancient times, and is recorded as an ancient family during the 1200's.
Early History of the Chevaliez family
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Chevaliez Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Chevalier, Chevalié, Chevaliée, Chevaliais, Chevaliaie, Chevaliey, Chevaliay, Chevaliet, Chevallier, Chevallié, Chevalliée, Chevalliais, Chevalliaie, Chevalliey, Chevalliay, Chevalliet, Chevalière, Chevelier, Chevallier, Chevalierre and many more.
Early Notables of the Chevaliez family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chevaliez family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Chevalier settled in Boston in 1716; Jeanneau Chevalier settled in Boston in 1716; Joseph Chevalier settled in New York in 1775; David Chevallier settled in Philadelphia in 1787-1788.
The Chevaliez 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: Honor et fides
Motto Translation: Honor and fidelity.