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."
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
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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.
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Daves Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- with his two sons Robert Daves Junior