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Where did the English Livers family come from? What is the English Livers family crest and coat of arms? When did the Livers family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Livers family history?The ancestors of the name Livers date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Livers family lived in the township of Great Lever in Lancashire as well as in Little Lever the chapelry in the parish of Bolton in Lancashire. According to history the Livers family were industrialists and millers, perhaps giving rise to the modern city of Liverpool, from their own Leaver's Port.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Livers are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Livers include: Lever, Leaver, Leyver and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Livers research. Another 271 words(19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Livers History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Livers or a variant listed above:
Livers Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Livers Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Livers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Livers Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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