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The surname Deveaux is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. The name Deveaux is a contraction of an Old French phrase meaning beautiful valley, and indicates that the original bearer lived in such a place at one time.

Deveaux Early Origins



The surname Deveaux was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family held a family seat from ancient times in the town of Volnay in the district of Beaune.

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Deveaux Spelling Variations


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Deveaux Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Beliveau, Béliveau, Belivaux, Bélivaux, Belliveau, Bélliveau, Bellivaux, Béllivaux, Belleveau, Bellevaux, de Bellevau and many more.

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Deveaux Early History


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Deveaux Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deveaux research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1295, 1555, 1666, 1669, and 1813 are included under the topic Early Deveaux History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Deveaux Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Deveaux Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Deveaux 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:

Deveaux Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Frederick DeVeaux, who landed in New York in 1677

Deveaux Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James, Deveaux Jr., who landed in Georgia in 1741

Deveaux Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Deveaux was a shoemaker in 1851 in Polycarpe, Quebec

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Contemporary Notables of the name Deveaux (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Deveaux (post 1700)



  • Holly Deveaux, American actress, known for The Phantoms (2012), Spun Out (2014) and Mutant World (2014)
  • Orpha-F. Deveaux (1872-1933), American organist, pianist, and music educator
  • Andrew Deveaux (1758-1812), American Loyalist who is famous for his recapture of the Bahamas in 1783
  • Nikia Hillarie Deveaux (1985-2007), Bahamas bronze medalist swimmer at the 2007 Pan American Games
  • John H. Deveaux, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1888, 1896, 1908
  • Kevin Deveaux (b. 1966), Canadian politician from Nova Scotia
  • Andre Deveaux (b. 1984), professional ice hockey player in the AHL

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    3. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    4. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    9. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Deveaux Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Deveaux 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 28 October 2016 at 23:43.

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