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Chevallier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The prestigious surname Chevallier originated in the Dauphiné region of the French Alps. The surname Chevallier 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, or he may have been a breeder of horses. The English word cavalier comes from the same root as this word. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Dauzat, Albert, Morlet, Marie-Thérèse, Dictionaire Étymologique des Noms et Prénoms de France. Paris: Librairie Larousse, 1987. Print.


Early Origins of the Chevallier family


The surname Chevallier 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.

Rewarded for his involvement in society, Mathieu was a witness to the charter of the cartulary of Hostpitaliers of Puy in 1295. Durand Chevalier, Co-Lord of Mars and married to Guillemette, was the deputy of the town of Puy in 1303 and served Pope Boniface VIII. His son, Alexis, paid homage to the Viscount of Polignac for his lands, title and estate over which he held the lordship of Auteyrac in 1337.

By the 14th century, the family was well established in the region of Velay and several members of the family made distinctive contributions to the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles, and letters patent confirming their nobility. Noble Jacques, son of Eustache, paid homage in 1396 for both the lands of Auteyrac and Costaros. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.


Early History of the Chevallier family


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Chevallier Spelling Variations


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 Chevallier family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Chevallier family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Chevallier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David Chevallier, who settled in Philadelphia in 1787-1788
  • David Chevallier, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1788 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Chevallier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Louis Chevallier, who landed in America in 1818 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Charm Chevallier, who arrived in Texas in 1835 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Chevallier Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jean Chevallier, who arrived in Montreal in 1662

Contemporary Notables of the name Chevallier (post 1700)


  • Major-General Franois-Antoine-Charles Chevallier (1882-1962), French Chief of Staff, Morocco (1938) [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 3) Franois-Antoine-Charles Chevallier. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Chevallier/Fran%C3%A7ois-Antoine-Charles/France.html
  • Brigadier-General Ernest Chevallier (1895-1965), French Commanding Officer during World War II [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 3) Ernest Chevallier. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Chevallier/Ernest-Victor-Auguste/France.html
  • Gabriel Chevallier (1895-1969), French novelist

The Chevallier 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.


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Citations


  1. ^ Dauzat, Albert, Morlet, Marie-Thérèse, Dictionaire Étymologique des Noms et Prénoms de France. Paris: Librairie Larousse, 1987. Print.
  2. ^ Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 3) Franois-Antoine-Charles Chevallier. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Chevallier/Fran%C3%A7ois-Antoine-Charles/France.html
  5. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 3) Ernest Chevallier. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Chevallier/Ernest-Victor-Auguste/France.html

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