England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Daunt family lived in Gloucestershire. The surname is probably derived from the local name Davenant.
Early Origins of the Daunt family
Gloucestershire where they held a family seat from very early times where they were Lords of the manor of Owlpen. These lands were granted during the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D. They were descended from a Norman noble, Dauntre, who was mentioned in the Battle Abbey Roll of those present at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Daunt family
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Daunt Spelling Variations
Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Daunt family name include Dauntre, Dauntree, Dauntrees, Dauntrey, Dauntry, Daunt and many more.
Early Notables of the Daunt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Daunt family to Ireland
Some of the Daunt family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Daunt family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Daunt family to immigrate North America: Jasper Dauntrees who settled in Maryland in 1684.
Contemporary Notables of the name Daunt (post 1700)
Historic Events for the Daunt family
The Daunt 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: Vigilo Et Spero
Motto Translation: I watch and hope.
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