D'anver History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name D'anver was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The D'anver family lived in Norfolk. "William Denvers, evidently one of the Conqueror's adherents, occurs in the Norfolk Domesday; and genealogists assert that a Roland D'Anvers assisted at the Conquest. " [1] They were originally from Anvers, Belgium, which is the French form of the name of the city of Antwerp. [2]

Early Origins of the D'anver family

The surname D'anver was first found in Norfolk where "this name, taken from the town of Anvers, was born by Roland D'Anvers, who came thence to the conquest of England. He was ancestor of the families of D'Anvers or Culworth, raised to the degree of baronets in 1642, of D'Anvers of Dantsey, ennobled under the title of Danby, and D'Anvers of Horley." [3] Early census records revealed Ralph de Anuers, Danuers in the Pipe Rolls of Berkshire in 1230. [2] The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed Ralph de Anvers in Oxfordshire. [4]

Important Dates for the D'anver family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our D'anver research. Another 55 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1459, 1460, 1428, 1504, 1588, 1655, 1568, 1601, 1545, 1630, 1624, 1674, 1659, 1660, 1573, 1643, 1668 and 1725 are included under the topic Early D'anver History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

D'anver Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name D'anver have been found, including Danvers, D'Anvers, Denvers, Denver, Danver, Danvis and many more.

Early Notables of the D'anver family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Danvers, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University (1459-1460); William Danvers SL JP (1428-1504), a British judge; Sir John Danvers (1588-1655), an English politician, one of the signatories of the death warrant of Charles I; Sir Charles Danvers (c. 1568-1601), an English soldier who plotted against Elizabeth I of England; Elizabeth Danvers née Neville, later Elizabeth Carey (c. 1545-1630), an English noblewoman; Robert Danvers also Wright, Howard and...
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Migration of the D'anver family to Ireland

Some of the D'anver family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

D'anver migration to the United States

For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name D'anver were among those contributors:

D'anver Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Patrick Danver, who arrived in New York in 1822 [5]
  • James Danver, who arrived in New York in 1824 [5]
  • Richard Danver, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840 [5]

Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. ^ 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)
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