The rich and ancient history of the Davioud 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 Davioud family
The surname Davioud was first found in Brittany
, where this family was recorded in ancient times.
Early History of the Davioud family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Davioud 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 Davioud History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Davioud Spelling Variations
Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local
accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations
of the name Davioud, including David, Davy, Davis, Daviaud, Davion, Daviot, Davioud, Davidou, Davin, Davinet, Davinroy, Davet, Davier and many more.
Early Notables of the Davioud family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Davioud family to the New World and Oceana
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 the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Davioud were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Davioud 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.