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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    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. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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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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