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Duval is a surname, literally translating from French to English as "of the valley".[1] It derives from the Norman "Devall", which has both English and French ties. Variant spellings include: Davolls, Deavall, DeVile, Devill, Deville, Divall, Divell and de Eyvill.[2] Its meaning is derived from the French town of Deville, Ardennes.[2] "Devall" was first recorded in England in the Domesday Book.

In France, variant spellings include: Lavalle, Lavallie, Laval, Lavall, Deval, Lavell, Lavelle and Lavielle.[3] The Duval surname has also been spelled some other ways including DeVall, Devoll, DeVol, Duvall, DeValle and Devaulle.

Notable people with the surname include:

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  1. ^ Hanks, Patrick (2003). Dictionary of American Family Names: 3-Volume Set. 1. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. p. 504. ISBN 978-0-19-508137-4. OCLC 51655476. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Last name: Devall". The Internet Surname Database. 1980.
  3. ^ "Last name: Deval". The Internet Surname Database. 1980.