Early Origins of the Redverse family
The surname Redverse was first found in Devon
where the surname is descended from the tenant
of the lands of Baldwin de Reviers (Revere) who was recorded in the Domesday Book
census of 1086. Soon after the conquest Baldwin and William (Quillaume) de Reviers, sons of Richard of Montebourg in Calvados received Plympton and Tiverton in Devon
, the Isle of Wight, became Earl of Devon
to which Baldwin succeeded in 1107. "A castle was erected in Tiverton in 1106 by Rivers, Earl of Devon, which continued for many ages the head of a barony, and, with the lordship of the hundred
and the manor." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Baldwin de Redvers, the 1st Earl of Devon
(died 1155), was a feudal Baron
of Plympton in Devon
. His father was Richard de Redvers (or Reviers, Rivers, or Latinised to de Ripariis) ( fl.
c. 1066 - 1107) was a Norman from Reviers in Normandy
. He rose to become the 1st feudal baron of Plympton. He may have been one of the companions of William the Conqueror during the Norman Conquest
but he does appear on the Role of Battle Abbey. Guillaume held a barony in Dorset
and he more properly sired the Redvers. Descending from this great Norman family name were the Redvers, the Reivers, the Courtnays, the Prouz, the Chudleighs, the Fortibus, and the Vernons.
Early History of the Redverse family
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Redverse Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Redvers, Redverse, Radvers, Reviers, Reivers, Revere and many more.
Early Notables of the Redverse family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Redverse family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Redverse or a variant listed above: Elizabeth Rever, who settled in Barbados in 1651; Apollos Revere, who settled in Boston in 1715; Leonard Revor, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1738; Laurens Revere, who came to Charles Town, SC
sometime between 1767 and 1768.