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.
Early Origins of the Desvaux family
The surname Desvaux was first found in Brittany
, where they held a family seat
in the honor of the seigneurie of la Burie.
Early History of the Desvaux family
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.
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.
Early Notables of the Desvaux 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 Desvaux Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Desvaux family to the New World and Oceana
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
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 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