Daval History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Daval family
The surname Daval was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of the Rhone and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.
Early History of the Daval family
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Daval Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: d'Auvergne, Auvergne, Auvern, Davern, Dauvern, Davergne, d'Avern and many more.
Early Notables of the Daval family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Edward D'Auverne (1660-1737), military historian, belonged to the Jersey branch of the D'Auvergne family, claiming descent from a cadet of the house of the last reigning Duke of Bouillon. He was son of Philip d'Auvergne of Jersey, and born in that island. In 1691 he was chaplain to the Scots guards, and served with that regiment throughout the wars in Flanders under William III, of which he became the historian. Afterwards he was made one of the king's domestic chaplains. He died at Great Hallingbury 2 Dec. 1737. 
Bénigne d'Auvergne de Saint-Mars (died...
In France, the name Daval is the 1,098th most popular surname with an estimated 4,941 people with that name. 
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Daval Settlers in United States in the 19th Century