Daves History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Daves comes from when the family resided in the French region of Auvers or Auvers-le-Hamon. The name would have appeared there as D'Auvers, meaning "from Auvers."

Early Origins of the Daves family

The surname Daves was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Daves family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Daves research. Another 56 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1700, 1694 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Daves History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Daves Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Daves has been recorded under many different variations, including Davers, Daver, Daves and others.

Early Notables of the Daves family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Daves family to Ireland

Some of the Daves family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Daves migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Daves or a variant listed above:

Daves Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Daves, who settled in New England in 1669
  • William Daves, who arrived in New England in 1669 [1]
Daves Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • with his two sons Robert Daves Junior

Contemporary Notables of the name Daves (post 1700) +

  • E.G. Daves Rossell Ph.D, American architect


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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