The name Gravatt has a long French heritage that first began in southern region of
. The name is derived from when the family lived in
but the name could have also been derived from the Old French word "grave," which meant "gravel."
since very early times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gravatt research.Another 215 words (15 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.
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.
Notable amongst the family name at this time was Hugues, a Lord of Villegly and of Félines; and Jacques Gravier (1651-1708), a French Jesuit missionary in the New World from Moulins, Allier... 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.