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The name Devereaux arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Devereaux family lived in Herefordshire. This family was originally from Evreux, in Eure, Normandy, and it is from the local form of this place-name, D'Evreux, literally translating as from Evreux, that their surname derives. They claim descent from "the sovereign house of Normandy, deriving from Robert Count of Evereux, Archbishop of Rouen, son of Richard I of Normandy." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)


Devereaux Early Origins



The surname Devereaux was first found in Herefordshire where Roger D'Evreux and his brother were listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. It was there that he married the sister of Walter de Lacy of Hereford. His widow, Helewysa gave lands to Gloucester Abbey and bore a son named Robert de Evrois. By 1165, there were two branches of the family in Hereford. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)

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Devereaux Spelling Variations


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Devereaux Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Devereaux, Deverall, Deverell, Deverill, Devreux and many more.

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Devereaux Early History


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Devereaux Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Devereaux research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1315, 1367, 1362, 1372, 1339, 1383, 1374, 1376, 1411, 1459, 1449, 1451, 1431, 1485, 1463, 1501, 1489, 1558, 1550, 1566, 1601, 1591, 1646, 1578, 1658, 1614, 1624, 1621, 1683, 1660, 1617 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Devereaux History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Devereaux Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Devereaux Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William Devereux of Bodenham ( c. 1315-1367), High Sheriff of Herefordshire (1362-1372); Sir Walter Devereux of Bodenham (c. 1339-1383), High Sheriff of Herefordshire (1374-1376); Walter Devereux (1411-1459) was Lord Chancellor of Ireland from 1449 to about 1451; Walter Devereux (son of Walter Devereux), jure...

Another 144 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Devereaux Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Devereaux In Ireland


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Devereaux In Ireland



Some of the Devereaux family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Devereaux name or one of its variants:

Devereaux Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard Devereaux, who landed in New York, NY in 1817
  • George, James, John, Nicholas, Patrick, Devereaux arrived in Philadelphia in 1840
  • James Devereaux, who arrived in Harford County, Maryland in 1854

Devereaux Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • William Devereaux, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • William Devereaux, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Edey Devereaux, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Elizab Devereaux, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mary Devereaux, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

Devereaux Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Bridget Devereaux, aged 23, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Devereaux (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Devereaux (post 1700)



  • Yvette Devereaux, American violinist, conductor and director
  • Jackie Devereaux, American screenwriter, newspaper editor, television and radio reporter
  • Michael Devereaux, American Democrat politician, Isabella County Prosecuting Attorney, 1879-80; Mayor of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, 1890-92, 1896-98, 1907-08; Candidate for Michigan State Board of Education, 1894
  • Kearn J. P. Devereaux, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1952
  • James R. Devereaux, American politician, Member of Michigan state constitutional commission 9th District, 1873
  • James P. S. Devereaux, American Republican politician, Member, Committee on Permanent Organization, Republican National Convention, 1960
  • James P. Devereaux, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 1910
  • James J. Devereaux, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1944
  • Henry Devereaux, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Schoharie County, 1828
  • Harry W. Devereaux, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 47th District, 1945-46
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Devereaux Historic Events


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Devereaux Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Albert Devereaux (b. 1916), Canadian Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Ferryland, Newfoundland, Canada, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Devereaux


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Suggested Readings for the name Devereaux



  • Devereux of the Leap, County Wexford, Ireland and of Utica, New York: Nicholas Devereux, 1791-1855 by Clifford Lewis 3rd and John Devereux Kernan.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Virtutis comes invidia
Motto Translation: Envy is the companion of virtue.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  11. ...

The Devereaux Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Devereaux 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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