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Author Topic: D'Egville or Degville  (Read 11943 times)
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« on: February 28, 2005, 12:01:55 AM »

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Does anyone know where the name d'Egville/Degville originates from. Hazel Empson (née Hope) named her son Degville and hazel's brother Walter Hope named his youngest son Degville. (one family story was that the d'Egvilles came over with William the Conquerer)
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Anonymous
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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2005, 02:15:27 PM »

Sadly the D'egvilles did not come over with William the Conquerer but in the mid 18th century Peter Dagueville (as the name was spelt in the 18th Cent.) was a Dancer at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and His Son James Harvey (or Hervet) D'Egville changed the spelling to the more aristocratic version around the 1790s - which the whole family continue to use (as D'Egville or Degville) to this day.
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2005, 06:04:00 AM »

Thanks for that information which is very interesting. Do you know anything more about the d'Egvilles. The d'Egville in my family tree is Lewis Harvey d'Egville who married Mary Davis on 3.5.1804. They had 12 children (all born in Worcester ), one of whom was James Harvey d'Egville b. 1813 (same name but maybe a different person. According to the census Lewis Harvey d'Egville was a dancing master !
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2005, 04:59:33 PM »

As a member of the Degville family i thought you might like to know that we have traced our family tree back to the Deyville family who arrived in England in the 12th century.They originated from the Languedoc region of southern France.One of whom,John,supported Simon de Montfort,who made him a Baron.Unfortunately this lasted just a few months as the King regained power.
Another member of the family,Goscelin,supported the Duke of Lancaster in the Wars of the Roses.He ended up in York.Hung,drawn and quatered!

The Deyville's settled in the midlands in the 13th century,and that is where you will find the vast majority of Degville's to this day.I was the first Degville born in London for almost 100 years in 1970.
There are Degville's in Australia,South Africa and many in the southern American states.There are no Degvilles in France or anywhere else in Europe.
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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2008, 10:10:32 PM »

I have only just seen your post about the Degvilles. Thankyou for the information. If you would like to make further contact my email address is storey2two@xtra.co.nz.   Charlie
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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2009, 07:20:16 PM »

My earliest British ancestor was Richard Devol, born in 1530 in Spalding, Lincolnshire, England.  Is there any connection between the Devol family of Lincolnshire and the D'Egville or Degville family of the midlands?

Thanks in advance,

Larry Dewell
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