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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 added many new elements to an already vibrant culture. Among these were thousands of new names. The Devereux 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)


Devereux Early Origins



The surname Devereux 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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Devereux Spelling Variations


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Devereux Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Devereaux, Deverall, Deverell, Deverill, Devreux and many more.

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Devereux Early History


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Devereux Early History



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

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Devereux Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Devereux In Ireland


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Devereux In Ireland



Some of the Devereux 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



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Devereux or a variant listed above:

Devereux Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Warren Devereux, who landed in Maryland in 1637

Devereux Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Devereux, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1846
  • John, Lawrence, Michael, Miles, Nicholas, Robert, Phillip, and William Devereux settled in Pennsylvania between 1844 and 1870
  • Thomas Herbert Devereux, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871

Devereux Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Devereux, aged 28, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Lady Douglas" from New Ross

Devereux Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Devereux, aged 27, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Escort"
  • Elizabeth Devereux, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Escort"

Devereux Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Devereux arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" in 1851
  • A. J. Devereux arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wyvern" in 1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name Devereux (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Devereux (post 1700)



  • Arthur Forrester Devereux (1838-1906), American colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War, awarded the honorary rank of brevet brigadier general, United States Volunteers, by President Andrew Johnson
  • Helena Trafford Devereux (1885-1975), American founder of The Devereux Foundation
  • John Patrick Devereux (b. 1963), retired American soccer midfielder/defender
  • Nicholas Devereux (1791-1855), Irish-born, American financier and banker, founder of Utica Savings Bank, brother of John C. Devereux
  • John C. Devereux (1774-1848), Irish-born, American politician, 1st Mayor of Utica, New York
  • John Henry Devereux (1840-1920), American architect and builder best known for his designs in Charleston, South Carolina
  • George Devereux (1908-1985), born György Dobó, a French-American ethnologist and psychoanalyst
  • Brigadier General James Patrick Sinnott Devereux (1903-1988), American Commanding Officer of the 1st Defense Battalion during the defense of Wake Island in December 1941
  • J. W. Devereux, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 5th District, 1873
  • Horace T. Devereux, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Albany County 1st District, 1887
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Devereux Historic Events


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Devereux Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Eric Gordon Devereux (1921-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Armadale, Western Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

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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. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  11. ...

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