Davill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Davill family

The surname Davill was first found in Warwickshire at Walton-Deivile, an ecclesiastical parish, in the parish of Wellesbourn-Hastings. " The manor [of Walton-Deivile], in the reign of Henry III., was the property of Walter d'Avill, one of the justices of assize for the county." [1]

Early History of the Davill family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Davill research. Another 126 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1560, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Davill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Davill Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dayville, Deyville, Daville, Deville, Davill, Deyvill and many more.

Early Notables of the Davill family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Davill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Davill migration to Australia +

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

Davill Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Davill, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Nashwauk" [2]
  • Job Davill, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Switzerland"


The Davill Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Pensez comment
Motto Translation: As you think.


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ South Australian Register Monday 14th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nashwauk 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/europa1855.shtml


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