Dunvil History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Dunvil 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 Dunvil family lived in Cheshire. The family was originally from Dumville, in the arrondisement of Lisieux in Normandy.
Early Origins of the Dunvil family
The surname Dunvil was first found in Cheshire where the family was originally of Donville in the arrondisement of Lisieux in Normandy. The family held estates at Thingwell in Cheshire in early times. "In the reign of Richard II. this place was held by the Domvilles, from whom it passed, through the Hulses and the Troutbecks, to the ancestors of the Earl of Shrewsbury." 
Important Dates for the Dunvil family
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Dunvil Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Domvile, Domville, Donvill, Donville, Dunville and many more.
Early Notables of the Dunvil family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dunvil family to Ireland
Some of the Dunvil family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Dunvil family
Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Dunvil or a variant listed above: Edward Dumbrell, who came to Maryland in 1719; Patrick Domvile, who landed in America in 1754; as well as a Major Domville, who came to Halifax, N.S. in 1796..
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.