Davern History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Davern family
The surname Davern 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 Davern family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Davern research. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1660, 1737, 1691, 1737, 1708, 1713, 1739, 1755, 1751, 1762 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Davern History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Davern 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 Davern 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...
Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Davern Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Davern Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century