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The noble surname Duvall originated in the region of Maine, in France. Duvall 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 Duvall is derived from the Old French word vallee, which means valley, and literally means of the valley.

Duvall Early Origins



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

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Duvall Spelling Variations


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Duvall 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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Duvall Early History


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Duvall Early History



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

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Duvall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Duvall Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Duvall 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:

Duvall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mareen Duvall (1625-1699), a French Huguenot from Nantes, France who arrived in Maryland in 1650
  • Marin DuVall, who landed in Maryland in 1659
  • John Duvall, who arrived in Maryland in 1678
  • Peter Duvall settled in America in 1680
  • Joseph Duvall, who landed in Barbados in 1692

Duvall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Duvall, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1818
  • John Duvall, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1821
  • Anthony Duvall, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1869

Duvall Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alice Duvall, aged 30, who settled in America from London, in 1906
  • Edith Duvall, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Lillian Duvall, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States, in 1914
  • Frederick A. Duvall, aged 45, who settled in Cincinatti, Ohio, in 1915
  • Wm. Duvall, aged 50, who landed in America, in 1918
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Duvall Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Duvall, aged 17, a tailor, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Magdalena"
  • John Duvall, aged 14, a tailor, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Magdalena"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Duvall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Duvall (post 1700)



  • William G. Duvall, American Republican politician, Candidate for Maryland State Senate District 16, 1970
  • William A. Duvall, American politician, Mayor of College Park, Maryland, 1945-51
  • Robert Duvall, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Tennessee 5th District, 2002
  • Raymond E. Duvall, American politician, Mayor of Benicia, California, 1959
  • Mrs. Milton F. Duvall, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1944
  • Merton F. Duvall, American politician, Mayor of Gaithersburg, Maryland, 1954-66
  • Mary H. Duvall, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1936
  • Marshall N. Duvall, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1908
  • Lewis Duvall, American politician, Mayor of Annapolis, Maryland, 1819-23
  • Mareen H. H. Duvall, American politician, Postmaster at Cheraw, South Carolina, 1852-54
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Duvall


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Suggested Readings for the name Duvall



  • Belt Brasheas and Amelia Duvall: Their Ancestors and Descendants by Sydney Kilpatrick.
  • Brisbin/Rose, Sevenker, Hayden, DeVol, Ward Family History by Virginia Hayden Hughes.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

    The Duvall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Duvall 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 1 November 2016 at 15:59.

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