The French name Montrevel was first used in the province of Auvergne. It was a name for someone who lived in the south central part of the country. It has been divided into the administrative districts Cantal and Puy-de-Dôme.
Early Origins of the Montrevel family
The surname Montrevel was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south central France.
Early History of the Montrevel family
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Montrevel Spelling Variations
Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations
of this name, Montrevel some of which are Montravel, Montravelle, Montravelles, Monravel, Monravelle, Monravelles, De Tardy, De Tardi, De Tardit, De Tardy, De Tardis, Montrevel, Montrevelle, Montrevelles, Monrevel, Montrevelle and many more.
Early Notables of the Montrevel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Montrevel family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Montrevel has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Montrevel were Ralph Montrevers settled in Barbados in 1679.
The Montrevel 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: Aut cum eo, Aut in eo
Motto Translation: Or with him, or in which they