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The name Daunt reached 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.

Daunt Early Origins



The surname Daunt was first found in 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.

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Daunt Spelling Variations


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Daunt Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. 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.

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Daunt Early History


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Daunt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Daunt research. Another 234 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1815 and 1875 are included under the topic Early Daunt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Daunt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Daunt Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Daunt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Daunt In Ireland


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Daunt In Ireland



Some of the Daunt family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Daunt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Daunt (post 1700)



  • Patrick Eldon Daunt, Principal Administrator, Education and Training of European Communities
  • Colonel John Charles Campbell Daunt (1832-1886), recipient of the Victoria Cross

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Daunt Historic Events


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Daunt Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II


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Motto


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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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    The Daunt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Daunt Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 15 July 2015 at 19:23.

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