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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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Villiers, Villier, Viliers, Vilier, Viliais, Villiais, Villiez, Viliez, Villié, Vilié, Villiée, Viliée and many more.
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.
More information is included under the topic Early De villiers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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.
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
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.
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