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The proud French name Desvaux was formed in Brittany when the family resided in a valley. The name Desvaux is derived from the Old French word vallee, which means valley.

Desvaux Early Origins



The surname Desvaux was first found in Brittany, where they held a family seat in the honor of the seigneurie of la Burie.

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Desvaux Spelling Variations


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Desvaux Spelling Variations



There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include 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.

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Desvaux Early History


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Desvaux Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Desvaux 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 Desvaux History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Desvaux Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Desvaux Early Notables (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 Desvaux Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Desvaux Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • F. Desvaux, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British King" in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name Desvaux (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Desvaux (post 1700)



  • Jean-Jacques Desvaux de Saint-Maurice, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 27) Jean-Jacques Desvaux. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html

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  1. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 27) Jean-Jacques Desvaux. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html

Other References

  1. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Desvaux Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Desvaux 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 27 February 2015 at 10:34.

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