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Davet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The rich and ancient history of the Davet family name dates back to the time when France was immersed in the Dark Ages. This Breton name is derived from the popular given name David, which means beloved.

Early Origins of the Davet family

The surname Davet was first found in Brittany, where this family was recorded in ancient times.

Early History of the Davet family

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Another 465 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1354, 1427, 1535, 1380, 1670, 1441, 1668, 1672, 1696, 1400, 1672, 1696, 1460, 1523, 1510 and 1579 are included under the topic Early Davet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Davet Spelling Variations

Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations of the name Davet, including David, Davy, Davis, Daviaud, Davion, Daviot, Davioud, Davidou, Davin, Davinet, Davinroy, Davet, Davier and many more.

Early Notables of the Davet family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Davet family to the New World and Oceana

France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Davet has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Davet were Antoine David, a priest, who was established in Louisiana in 1723; and who was a missionary at Tunica; Gilles David, a carpenter, who lived in New-Orleans from 1725 to 1727.

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