Early Origins of the De villiers family
Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this noted family has been traced from ancient times.
Early History of the De villiers family
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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.
Early Notables of the De villiers family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the De villiers family to the New World and Oceana
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name De villiers (post 1700)
The De villiers 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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