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De villiers Early Origins



The surname De villiers was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this noted family has been traced from ancient times.

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De villiers Spelling Variations


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De villiers Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Villiers, Villier, Viliers, Vilier, Viliais, Villiais, Villiez, Viliez, Villié, Vilié, Villiée, Viliée and many more.

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De villiers Early History


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De villiers Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De villiers research. Another 150 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1146, 1648, 1682, 1683, 1728, 1758, 1760, and 1849 are included under the topic Early De villiers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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De villiers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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De villiers Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: M. C. Villiers, at age 70; settled in New Orleans with his son, aged 25; in 1823; A. Villiers settled in New Orleans in 1822.

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Contemporary Notables of the name De villiers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name De villiers (post 1700)



  • Viscount Philippe Le Jolis de Villiers de Saintigno (b. 1949), French entrepreneur, politician and novelist
  • André-Jean-François-Marie Brochant de Villiers (1772-1840), French mineralogist and geologist
  • Abraham de Villiers, French Huguenot settler to the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa and later owned of one the oldest wine estates in the Cape, Boschendal
  • Pieter de Villiers (b. 1972), retired South African-born French rugby union footballer
  • Claude Germain Louis Devilliers, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Jean de Villiers (b. 1981), South African rugby union footballer
  • Abraham Benjamin "AB" de Villiers (b. 1984), South African cricketer who captains the South African Test
  • Cornelius Johannes du Preez "CJ" de Villiers (b. 1986), South African cricketer
  • Alexander Charles de Villiers (b. 1940), 4th Baron de Villiers, South African peer
  • Arthur Percy de Villiers (1911-2001), 3rd Baron de Villiers, South African peer
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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: La main a l'oeuvre
Motto Translation: The hand work


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
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    The De villiers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The De villiers Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 11 July 2016 at 08:39.

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