Davout History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Davout family name is thought to be derived from a place name in L'Ile de France. The original bearer of the name Davout, probably lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful Ile de France region.
Early Origins of the Davout family
The surname Davout was first found in Ile-de-France.
Early History of the Davout family
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Davout Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Daou, Daout, Daoût, Davous, Daoust, Davoust and many more.
Early Notables of the Davout family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family was the Picardy branch, who were elevated to the nobility in 1454 as the Seigneurs of Jumelles. Later they were raised to the title of the Marquis de Jumelles, and thence to the Marquis d'Aoust in 1739. From the L'Ile de France branch, notable bearers of the name include François-Alexis Davoust, who was prior of Saint-Ouen-du-Breuil in 1727; Pierre-Louis Davous of Versailles, who was a member of the Parisian Municipality and was elected assessor to the court of the city of Paris; Jean Davoust, who entered the foreign missions of...
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Migration of the Davout family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: three hundred individuals of the lineage who arrived from France onto Canadian shores between 1600 and 1900. Among them, Guillaume Daoust was married in 1686 in Lachine.
Contemporary Notables of the name Davout (post 1700) +
- Louis Nicolas Davout duc d'Auerstaedt, Prince d'Eckmühl, French Marshall of the Empire during the French Revolutionary Wars and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 
- Louis Alexandre Edme François Davout, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 
- Louis Nicolas Davout (1770-1823), French soldier
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