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The noble surname Duval originated in the region of Maine, in France. Duval is a topographic surname, which is a type of hereditary surname. Topographic names were given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between individuals and their homelands, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, people who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original villages, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. The name Duval is derived from the Old French word vallee, which means valley, and literally means of the valley.

Duval Early Origins



The surname Duval was first found in Maine, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Duval Spelling Variations


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Duval Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Duval, Du Val, Duvall, Duwall, Duvalle, Duvalles, Duvale, Duvales, Du Vall, Du Valle, Du Valles, Du Vale and many more.

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Duval Early History


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Duval Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Duval research. Another 375 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1791, 1800, 1809, 1810, and 1840 are included under the topic Early Duval History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Duval Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Duval Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Duval Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Duval Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jean DuVal settled in Maine in 1606
  • Mareen Duval, who landed in Maryland in 1650
  • Mareen DuVal, who arrived in Maryland in 1650

Duval Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mrs. Duval, who arrived in Louisiana in 1718-1724
  • Jean Duval, who landed in Louisiana in 1718-1724
  • Claude Duval, who landed in Louisiana in 1718-1724
  • Claude DuVal, aged 24, landed in Louisiana in 1719
  • Charles Duval, aged 24, landed in Louisiana in 1719
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Duval Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michel Duval, who landed in Louisiana in 1805-1809
  • J. J. H. Duval, aged 26, settled in New Orleans in 1821
  • Eugene Duval, aged 27, settled in New York in 1822
  • John J H Duval, who landed in Mississippi in 1833
  • Malachi Duval, who arrived in New York in 1837
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Duval Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Nicolas Duval, who arrived in Montreal in 1653
  • Nicolas DuVal, who landed in Montreal in 1653
  • Suzanne Duval, aged 18, arrived in Canada in 1657

Duval Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Peter Duval, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1829

Duval Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Duval, aged 42, a sailor, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Magdalena"
  • Caroline Duval, aged 18, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Magdalena"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Duval (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Duval (post 1700)



  • James P. Duval, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Wood County, 1923-26
  • Isaac Harding Duval (1824-1902), American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State Senate 1st District, 1866-67; U.S. Representative from West Virginia 1st District, 1869-71
  • Frank Duval, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly 35th District, 1965
  • Felix C. Duval, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1928
  • Clive L. II DuVal, American Democrat politician, Member of Virginia State Senate 32nd District, 1976-79
  • Candace E. Duval, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 21st District, 2012
  • Benjamin F. DuVal, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1884, 1888
  • Amy J. Duval, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972
  • Adolphe Duval, American Democrat politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Manchester 13th Ward; Elected 1938
  • Ronald M. Duval, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly, 1932, 1933
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    2. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    3. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    9. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    10. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
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    The Duval Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Duval 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.

    This page was last modified on 17 March 2016 at 12:35.

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