Daou History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Daou family name is thought to be derived from a place name in L'Ile de France. The original bearer of the name Daou, probably lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful Ile de France region.
Early Origins of the Daou family
The surname Daou was first found in Ile-de-France.
Early History of the Daou family
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Daou Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Daou, Daout, Daoût, Davous, Daoust, Davoust and many more.
Early Notables of the Daou family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family was the Picardy branch, who were elevated to the nobility in 1454 as the Seigneurs of Jumelles. Later they were raised to the title of the Marquis de Jumelles, and thence to the Marquis d'Aoust in 1739. From the L'Ile de France branch, notable bearers of the name include François-Alexis Davoust, who was prior of Saint-Ouen-du-Breuil in 1727; Pierre-Louis Davous of Versailles, who was a member of the Parisian Municipality and was elected assessor to the court of the city of Paris; Jean Davoust, who entered the foreign missions of...
Migration of the Daou family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: three hundred individuals of the lineage who arrived from France onto Canadian shores between 1600 and 1900. Among them, Guillaume Daoust was married in 1686 in Lachine.