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Re: DeVaughn linage
Posted by: Cynthia DeVaughn Pollock Date: May 09, 2001 at 07:39:47
In Reply to: Re: DeVaughn linage by R. DeVaughn of 289

Not sure if I sent this or not. The DeVaughn name was originally Fechan, then Vechan (I have seen both spelled with a "y" in the second position), then Vaughan in Wales dating back to the 1300's. Some family moved to France and added the De. This came to me from Florence DeVaughn Gertsen.

Not sure if you are interested but read on:

Today I found this: Derek who says his grandmother was Vaughan and came from mid-Wales. This is an ancient Welsh family name and appears previously in the Derwas family tree under other spellings dating back to Ynyr Fychan the 4th Lor of Nannau. This was about 1400. The family shield was a shallow upside down V with two tripple (Prince of Wales type) feathers above and one below. The family motto was 'Non revertar insultas; meaning 'Never return an insult.'

My mother doesn't believe the DeVaughns originated in Wales but to me it makes sense since my greatgrandfathers wife was born in London.

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