Devoll History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Devoll family

The surname Devoll was first found in Languedoc, where the family held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Devoll family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Devoll research. Another 160 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1266, 1670, 1705, 1751, and 1828 are included under the topic Early Devoll History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Devoll Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Fondeville, Fondevilles, Fond de Ville, Fonds de Ville, Fond de Villes, Font de Ville, Fons de Ville, Font de Villes, Fons de Villes, Deville, de Ville and many more.

Early Notables of the Devoll family (pre 1700)

Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Devoll Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


New Zealand Devoll migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Devoll Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Hannah Devoll, British domestic servant travelling from London aboard the ship "Himalaya" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 10th February 1867 [1]
  • Miss Sarah Devoll, British domestic servant travelling from London aboard the ship "Himalaya" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 10th February 1867 [1]


  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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