Darville


Darville
Recorded in many forms including de Ville, de Villier, Darvel, Darvill, Darville, Darvell, Devil, Ville, Desvilles, and others, this is a famous French surname. It is habitational, and describes one who lived in the centre of a village, as opposed to the outskirts, or it is locational from any of the various places called Ville or Villier, or Villiers, found throughout the country. It was one of the most important surnames introduced into England at the time of the Norman Conquest of 1066, and at least four separate branches of the English nobility called Villiers trace their ancestry back to these invaders. These include the earls of Anglesey, Jersey, Clarendon and Grandison, and the sometimes infamous dukes of Buckingham. The name in England often underwent transposition to try to lose some of the obvious Frenchness, and this included the "fusion" of the preposition "de" between the 15th and 19th centuries when the two countries were often at war. Early examples of the surname recording include: Willam de Villers of Cheshire in the year 1130, and William de Villiers, given a being a Knight Templar in the rolls Yorkshire in 1185. Other later recordings from the surviving registers of the diocese of Greater London include: Elizabeth Darvil who married Richard Chadwick at West Drayton, on August 7th 1596, and Elizabeth Darvell, who married George Ball at St Martins in the Field, Westminster, on January 15th 1820. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Darville — /ˈdavɪl/ (say dahvil) noun Helen, born 1971, Australian writer; wrote the novel The Hand That Signed the Paper (1994) (Miles Franklin Award, 1995) about Nazism in Ukraine under the assumed name Helen Demidenko, claiming falsely to be of Ukrainian …   Australian English dictionary

  • Helen Darville — Helen Dale (born 24 January 1972), also known as Helen Darville and Helen Demidenko, is an Australian writer and lawyer. While studying English literature at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, she wrote The Hand that Signed the Paper, a… …   Wikipedia

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  • Jeanne Darville — Infobox actor imagesize = name = Jeanne Darville birthdate = birth date|1924|8|18 birthplace = Copenhagen, Denmark deathdate = death date and age|1995|5|9|1924|8|18 deathplace = Denmark othername = occupation = Actor yearsactive = 1939 1978 imdb… …   Wikipedia

  • Alphonse Darville — (Mont sur Marchienne 14 janvier 1910 Charleroi 1990) Sculpteur belge. Premier grand Prix de Rome en 1935. Je suis celui qui passe et mon âme est toute enivrée du parfum d éternité. Le Dictionnaire Piron des Artistes Plasticiens de Belgique des… …   Wikipédia en Français

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