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.

Important Dates for 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 170 and 1708 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)

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Davern migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Davern Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Patrick Davern, aged 43, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"
  • Anne Davern, aged 17, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"
  • Catherine Davern, aged 14, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"
  • Margaret Davern, aged 21, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"
  • Ellen Davern, aged 19, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"

Davern migration to New Zealand

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
  • Margaret Davern, aged 20, a housemaid, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edward P Bouverie" in 1873
  • Mr. John Davern, (b. 1858), aged 26, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Victory " arriving in Invercargill, Southland, South Island, New Zealand on 25th May 1884 [1]
  • Miss Bridget Davern, (b. 1864), aged 20, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Victory " arriving in Invercargill, Southland, South Island, New Zealand on 25th May 1884 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Davern (post 1700)

  • Eamon Davern, American actor, known for his work in Fistful of Flies (1996), Friend'Z (2014) and Home and Away (1988)
  • Brett Davern, American actor, known for his work in Awkward (2011), The Pool Boys (2011) and Born to Race: Fast Track (2014)
  • John Kenneth "Kenny" Davern (b. 1935), American Jazz clarinetist
  • James Davern OAM, Australian television director, writer, script editor and producer
  • Donal "Don" Davern (1935-1968), Irish Fianna Fáil politician for Tipperary South in 1965, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries
  • Michael J. Davern (1900-1973), Irish Fianna Fáil politician for Tipperary South (1948-1965), father of Don Davern
  • Michael Christopher Noel Davern (1945-2013), Irish Fianna Fáil politician, Minister for Education (1991-1992)

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Citations

  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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