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lavis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Noble surnames, such as lavis, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name lavis, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful Ile de France region. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.The lavis family originally derived its surname from the name of the place in Levy Saint Nom in Ile de France.

Early Origins of the lavis family


The surname lavis was first found in Ile-de-France, where this remarkable family has been traced since the 12th century.

Early History of the lavis family


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lavis Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Lévis, Lévi, Lévie, Le Vie, de Lévis, de Lévie, de Lévis, Lévy, Levison, Levisonne, Levisonnes, Levisson, Levissonne, Levissonnes, Levisons, Levissons, Levisont, Levisonts, Levisond, Levisonds, Levey, Lévee, Levis and many more.

Early Notables of the lavis family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the lavis family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

lavis Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Lavis, aged 29, a carpenter, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Omega" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OMEGA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Omega.htm
  • Edwin Lavis, aged 24, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Lysander" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Lysander.htm
  • Edwin Lavis, aged 24, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1851 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Lysander.htm
  • Levi Lavis, aged 35, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "David McIvor"
  • Walter Lavis, aged 14, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "David McIvor"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The lavis Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Aide dieu au second Chretien Levis
Motto Translation: God help the second Chretien Levis


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Citations


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OMEGA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Omega.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Lysander.htm

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