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lavey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The proud French name lavey was formed in Brittany when the family resided in a valley. The name lavey is derived from the Old French word vallee, which means valley.

Early Origins of the lavey family


The surname lavey was first found in Brittany, where they held a family seat in the honor of the seigneurie of la Burie.

Early History of the lavey family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lavey research.
Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1512, 1385, 1414, 1404, 1620, 1682, 1664, 1665, 1673, 1644, 1710, 1661 and 1667 are included under the topic Early lavey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

lavey Spelling Variations


Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations of the name lavey, including Lavalle, Lavallée, Lavallee, La Vallee, Levalle, Leval, Lavallière, Lavallier, Levallier, Lavallois, Levallois, Lavallet, Levallet, Lavalet, Levalet, Lavaley, Levaley, Lavalley, Levalley, Lavally, Levally, Lavallière, de Vallée, de Vallee and many more.

Early Notables of the lavey family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst this name at this time was Guy XIII de Laval, (1385-1414), seigneur of Laval and of Kergorlay, inherited the Laval title through his marriage on 22 January 1404 to Anne de Laval, As daughter and sole heir to Guy XII de Laval, Anne was "dame de Laval", and one...
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Migration of the lavey family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

lavey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Lavey, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Cygnet" in 1836 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Cygnet arrived Holdfast Bay, Adealide Sept. 11, 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Cygnet.htm

lavey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Saul Henry Lavey, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Owen Glendowner" in 1864

Contemporary Notables of the name lavey (post 1700)


  • Bernard J. Lavey (1890-1968), American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Ingham County 1st District, 1940 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Cygnet arrived Holdfast Bay, Adealide Sept. 11, 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Cygnet.htm
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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