The rich and ancient history of the Daviot 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 Daviot family
The surname Daviot was first found in Brittany
, where this family was recorded in ancient times.
Early History of the Daviot family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Daviot research.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 Daviot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Daviot Spelling Variations
History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations
of the name Daviot, some of which include David, Davy, Davis, Daviaud, Davion, Daviot, Davioud, Davidou, Davin, Davinet, Davinroy, Davet, Davier and many more.
Early Notables of the Daviot family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Daviot family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec, in 1663 there were only 500, 2,000 migrants arrived during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported to Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many distinguished contributions have been made by members of this family name Daviot. It has been prominent in the arts, religion, politics and culture in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Daviot 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.