The surname Vault is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local
names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. The name Vault is a contraction of an Old French phrase meaning beautiful valley, and indicates that the original bearer lived in such a place at one time.
Early Origins of the Vault family
The surname Vault was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family held a family seat
from ancient times in the town of Volnay in the district of Beaune.
Early History of the Vault family
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Vault Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Beliveau, Béliveau, Belivaux, Bélivaux, Belliveau, Bélliveau, Bellivaux, Béllivaux, Belleveau, Bellevaux, de Bellevau and many more.
Early Notables of the Vault family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Vault family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charles Belliveau, who arrived in South Carolina in 1755 with his wife and eight children; Jean Belliveau, who settled in South Carolina in 1755; Joseph Belliveau, who settled in Connecticut in 1763 with his wife and child.
Contemporary Notables of the name Vault (post 1700)
- Charles L. De Vault, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Paris, 1919; London, 1922; U.S. Consul in Taihoku, 1926; Tokyo, 1929; Yokohama, 1932; Mexico City, 1938 CITATION[CLOSE]
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