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Early Origins of the Daville family

The surname Daville 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]

"Dayville or Deville is from Daiville in Normandy. Walter de Daiville accompanied the Conqueror, and had grants from Roger de Musbray, in Yorkshire, with the title of Seneschal. " [2]

The Pipe Rolls of 1175 and 1195 in Yorkshire show Robert de Aiuilla, de Daiuill as holding lands there at that time. Walter Daivilla was a Knights Templar in Lincolnshire in 1184 and Roger de Divill was listed in the Curia Regis Rolls for Norfolk in 1198. Again in Yorkshire we found Hugh Davilla there c. 1200 and later Roger Deyvill in the Assize Rolls for 1251. Later again, John de Eyvill was listed in the Assize Rolls for Yorkshire in 1260. Robert de Hevill, de Heyvill, de Deyvill was listed in Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire in 1235 and 1242. [3]

Alternatively the family could have derived their name from Aluuinus Deule who was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as holding lands in Bedfordshire and Huntingdonshire. [3]

Early History of the Daville family

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Daville Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Daville family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Daville family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

The Daville 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. Baring-Gould S., Family Names and their Story. London: Seeley, Service & Co. Limited, 1913. Print
  3. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X) on Facebook