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Duvall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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 French word "vallée," which means "valley," and literally means "of the valley."


Early Origins of the Duvall family


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

Many members of this family were deeply involved in the events of the times, including the French Revolution. Charles François Marie Duval, a Lawyer, was elected to the Legislature in 1791 as a Deputy of Ille-et-Vilaine, later he became a member of the Convention where he was opposing Robespierre. Charles founded the "Journal des Hommes Libres" and under the Empire he was named Chief of the Office of General Administration.

Another distinctive member at this time, Jean Maurice Duval, Baron, began his career as an Auditor for the State Council in 1809 and in 1810 he became a Prefect. He carried out his duties aggressively and in 1840 he was made a Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour. During the late 1800's, Émile-Victor Duval, the General, was the Military Chief of Paris. He was unsuccessful in fighting a "versaillaise" army at Châtillon and as a result, was captured and later killed on the order of Vinoy.

Pierre Duval, born in 1604, travelled from France to Canada in the 17th century. He settled in Quebec with his wife, Jeanne Labarbe, born in 1605, and their six children. Four of their children passed away while they were living in Quebec. Two of his sons, Pierre and Romain, drowned, Marin was shot, and the fourth died in a fire at île d'Orléans in 1663. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print


Early History of the Duvall family


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Another 29 words (2 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Duvall family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Duvall family to the New World and Oceana


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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Marin DuVall, who landed in Maryland in 1659 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Duvall, who arrived in Maryland in 1678 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Peter Duvall, who settled in America in 1680
  • Joseph Duvall, who landed in Barbados in 1692 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Duvall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Duvall, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1818 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Duvall, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1821 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Anthony Duvall, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1869 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Magdalena" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Friday 26th August 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Magdalena 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/magdalena1853.shtml
  • John Duvall, aged 14, a tailor, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Magdalena" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Friday 26th August 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Magdalena 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/magdalena1853.shtml

Contemporary Notables of the name Duvall (post 1700)


  • Wayne Duvall Jr. (b. 1958), American actor
  • Clea Helen D'Etienne DuVall (b. 1977), American film and television actress
  • Shelley Alexis Duvall (b. 1949), American award-winning film and television actress
  • Robert Selden Duvall (b. 1931), Academy Award, two-time Emmy Award, and four-time Golden Globe Award-winning American film actor and director
  • Gabriel Duvall (1752-1844), American Democrat politician, Member of Maryland State Legislature, 1787; U.S. Representative from Maryland 2nd District, 1794-96; State Court Judge in Maryland, 1796-1802 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Frank M. Duvall, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1916 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • E. W. Duvall, American politician, Member of Illinois State House of Representatives 48th District, 1823-25 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • E. A. Duvall, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1908 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charles S. Duvall, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Laurel Factory, Maryland, 1866-69 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Calvin S. Duvall, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Gaithersburg, Maryland, 1921-34 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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


  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ South Australian Register Friday 26th August 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Magdalena 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/magdalena1853.shtml
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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