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The name Kevill came to England with the ancestors of the Kevill family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Kevill family lived in the place named Keevil in the county of Wiltshire. The name was originally spelled Chivele in the Domesday Book. The territory of Chivele, including two mills, was granted to Anulf de Hesdine, who was a Norman Baron originally from Pas de Calais, in the canton of Hesdin. Hesdine was a tenant-in- chief in Keevil.

Kevill Early Origins



The surname Kevill was first found in Wiltshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, and were granted lands by William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The name was originally spelt Chivele in the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and the lands, including two mills, were granted to Anulf de Hesdine, a Norman Baron, originally from Pas de Calais, in the canton of Hesdin who was a tenant in chief holding Keevil in Wiltshire.

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Kevill Spelling Variations


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Kevill Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Kevill are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Kevill include Keevill, Keville, Kevell and others.

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Kevill Early History


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Kevill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kevill research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1580 and 1969 are included under the topic Early Kevill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kevill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kevill Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kevill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kevill In Ireland


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Kevill In Ireland



Some of the Kevill family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 53 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Kevill Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Bridget Kevill, aged 18, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kevill (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kevill (post 1700)



  • Dennis N Kevill, professor of Chemistry at the University of Nebraska

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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The Kevill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kevill 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.

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