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The surname Devall was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Norman influence of English history prevailed after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. The family name was one of many recruited by Henry 1st into England. The family name was first referenced in the 12th century when they held estates in that county. They were from Deville or Davidville in Neufchatel in Normandy.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Daivile, Daiville, Darville, Daivilla, Darvall, Darvill, Davell, Davall, Dovalle, De Vall, d'Vall, Deyville, Deville, Devill, Devil, Deyville and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Devall research. Another 355 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1107, 1603, 1650, 1683, 1713, 1877, and 1883 are included under the topic Early Devall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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More information is included under the topic Early Devall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Devall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jon Devall, who arrived in Virginia in 1642
  • John Devall, who landed in Maryland in 1665
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  • Mrs. Charles K. DeVall, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1952
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    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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    The Devall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Devall 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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