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The name Gravatt has a long French heritage that first began in southern region of Languedoc. The name is derived from when the family lived in Languedoc but the name could have also been derived from the Old French word "grave," which meant "gravel."

Gravatt Early Origins



The surname Gravatt was first found in Languedoc, where the family has held a family seat since very early times.

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Gravatt Spelling Variations


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Gravatt Spelling Variations



History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name Gravatt, some of which include Grave, Grève, de Grèves, Grauve, Greive, Le Grave, de Grave, Graves and many more.

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Gravatt Early History


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Gravatt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gravatt research. Another 429 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1096, 1150, 1248, 1669, 1788, 1651 and 1708 are included under the topic Early Gravatt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gravatt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gravatt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gravatt 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:

Gravatt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Gravatt arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Munn" in 1849

Gravatt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Nelson Gravatt landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gravatt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gravatt (post 1700)



  • Eric Kamau Gravatt (b. 1947), American jazz drummer
  • Charles U. Gravatt, American politician, Member of Virginia State Senate 32nd District, 1908-21
  • Lieutenant George Gravatt (1815-1843), British officer in the British Army, commander of the Moreton Bay settlement, Australia, eponym of Mount Gravatt

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Gravatt Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    5. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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    The Gravatt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gravatt 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 December 2015 at 15:33.

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