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Deverell is a name whose history on English soil dates back to the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066. The Deverell 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)


Deverell Early Origins



The surname Deverell 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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Deverell Spelling Variations


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Deverell Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Devereaux, Deverall, Deverell, Deverill, Devreux and many more.

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Deverell Early History


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Deverell Early History



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

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Deverell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Deverell 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 Deverell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Deverell In Ireland


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Deverell In Ireland



Some of the Deverell 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Deverell or a variant listed above were:

Deverell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Anne and George Deverell settled in Virginia in 1623
  • George Deverell, who arrived in Virginia in 1623

Deverell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Deverell, who landed in New York in 1808

Deverell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Deverell, aged 20, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Lysander"

Deverell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Jonathan Deverell arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857
  • Emma Deverell arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857
  • Walter Deverell arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857
  • Alfred Deverell arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857

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Contemporary Notables of the name Deverell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Deverell (post 1700)



  • Walter Howell Deverell (1827-1854), American-born, English artist, associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
  • William Herbert Deverell (b. 1937), Canadian novelist, activist, and criminal lawyer, awarded the Dashiell Hammett Prize (1997), the McClelland & Stewart $50,000 Seal Award and the 1998 Arthur Ellis Award
  • Rita Shelton Deverell CM (b. 1945), Canadian CBC television broadcaster and social activist, inducted into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame
  • Richard George Deverell (b. 1965), British Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (2012-)
  • John Deverell (1880-1965), British actor, active in the 1920s and 1930s
  • General Sir Jack Deverell KCB OBE (b. 1945), British Army General officer, Commander-in-Chief Allied Forces Northern Europe
  • Sir Colville Montgomery Deverell GBE, KCMG, CVO (1907-1995), Irish cricketer and colonial administrator, Governor of the Windward Islands (1955-1960), 28th Governor of Mauritius (1959-1962)
  • Lieutenant-General Christopher Michael Deverell MBE, British Army General officer, Quartermaster-General to the Forces
  • Field Marshal Sir Cyril John Deverell GCB, KBE, ADC, DL (1874-1947), British military officer, Chief of the Imperial General Staff in 1936 and 1937

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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. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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The Deverell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Deverell 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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