The proud French name Delasveaux was formed in Brittany
when the family resided in a valley. The name Delasveaux is derived from the Old French word vallee, which means valley.
Early Origins of the Delasveaux family
The surname Delasveaux was first found in Brittany
, where they held a family seat
in the honor of the seigneurie of la Burie.
Early History of the Delasveaux family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Delasveaux research.Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1512, 1385, 1414, 1404, 1620, 1682, 1664, 1665, 1673, 1644, 1710, 1661 and 1667 are included under the topic Early Delasveaux History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Delasveaux Spelling Variations
Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations
of the name Delasveaux, including Lavalle, Lavallée, Lavallee, La Vallee, Levalle, Leval, Lavallière, Lavallier, Levallier, Lavallois, Levallois, Lavallet, Levallet, Lavalet, Levalet, Lavaley, Levaley, Lavalley, Levalley, Lavally, Levally, Lavallière, de Vallée, de Vallee and many more.
Early Notables of the Delasveaux family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst this name at this time was Guy XIII de Laval, (1385-1414), seigneur of Laval and of Kergorlay, inherited the Laval title through his marriage on 22 January 1404 to Anne de Laval, As daughter and sole heir to Guy XII de Laval, Anne was "dame de Laval", and one... Another 79 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Delasveaux Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Delasveaux family to the New World and Oceana
Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. 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 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Delasveaux has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Delasveaux were Louis Lavallée arrived in Quebec in 1673 from Flanders; François Lavallée arrived in Quebec from the Franche-Comté in 1761; Pierre Lavallé.