Early Origins of the Revor family
The surname Revor 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 Revor family
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Revor Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Revor include Redvers, Redverse, Radvers, Reviers, Reivers, Revere and many more.
Early Notables of the Revor family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Revor family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Revors to arrive on North American shores:
Revor Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Leonard Revor, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1738