Creviston History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The proud French name Creviston was formed in Normandy when the family resided there, where the family was established in early times.

Early Origins of the Creviston family

The surname Creviston was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family was established in early times.

Several members became renowned. Jean-Baptiste-Louis Crevier, a humanist, was born in Paris in 1693. Over a period of twenty years he held the position of Chair of Rhetoric at the college in Beauvais. Among his works is, "Histoire de l'Université de Paris" (1761). He died in Paris in 1765. In 1770, a seigniory was erected in Normandy for this family.

Important Dates for the Creviston family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Creviston research. Another 20 words (1 lines of text) covering the years 1693, 1761, 1765, and 1770 are included under the topic Early Creviston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Creviston Spelling Variations

There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Crévier, Crevier, Crevet, Crevy, Crévy, Creveil and many more.

Early Notables of the Creviston family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Creviston family

In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec, in 1663 there were only 500, 2,000 migrants arrived during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many distinguished contributions have been made by members of this family name Creviston. It has been prominent in the arts, religion, politics and culture in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Creviston were Jean Crevier, who married Marguerite Hertel in Trois-Rivières in 1663; Jean-Baptiste Crevier, who married Charlotte Chorel in 1682 in New France.

Contemporary Notables of the name Creviston (post 1700)

  • Christopher Creviston, American Assistant Professor of Saxophone, Arizona State University, co-founder of the Creviston Fader Duo, student of Donald Sinta

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