Origins Available: English, French
Early Origins of the Davenant family
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.
Early History of the Davenant family
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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.
Early Notables of the Davenant family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir William Davenant (ca.1606-1668), also spelled D'Avenant, an English poet and playwright; and his son, Charles Davenant (1656-1714), an English mercantilist economist, politician...
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Migration of the Davenant family to Ireland
Some of the Davenant family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Davenant family to the New World and Oceana
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Davenant Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Davenant (post 1700)
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