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Davenant Early Origins



The surname Davenant was first found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when the held estates in that county.

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Davenant Spelling Variations


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Davenant Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Davenant, Devanant, Davenaunt, Devonaunt, Davenont, Devonont, Davenon, Devenon, D'Avenant and many more.

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Davenant Early History


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Davenant Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Davenant research. Another 339 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1137, 1432, 1398, 1541, 1542, 1455, 1487, 1643, 1596, 1606, 1668, 1656, 1714 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Davenant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Davenant Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Davenant Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Davenant Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Davenant Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Davenant, who landed in Virginia in 1658

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Contemporary Notables of the name Davenant (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Davenant (post 1700)



  • Charles Davenant (1656-1714), English economist, eldest son of Sir William Davenant
  • Sir William d'Avenant (1606-1668), English poet
  • Sir William Davenant, English poet, born in London

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    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. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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    The Davenant Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Davenant 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 16 January 2014 at 09:26.

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