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The Anglo-Saxon name Iverson comes from the baptismal name Ivar, derived from the Old French name Ivar, which arrived in England shortly after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The surname Iverson was also derived from the Saint Ives, whose name was also found as St. Ives in Huntingdonshire.

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The surname Iverson was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Iverson were recorded, including Iveson, Iverson, Ivison and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Iverson research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1115, 1383 and 1653 are included under the topic Early Iverson History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 73 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Iverson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Iverson family emigrate to North America:

Iverson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Halvor Iverson, who arrived in New York, NY in 1825
  • K M Iverson, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906
  • Lars Iverson, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1884

Iverson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Erick Iverson, who landed in Wisconsin in 1912

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  • Peter Iverson (b. 1944), the Regents Professor of History at Arizona State University
  • Kirk Iverson, American inventor, writer, producer and media executive
  • Alfred Iverson Sr. (1798-1873), United States Representative and Senator from Georgia
  • Becky Iverson (b. 1967), American professional golfer
  • Kim Iverson (b. 1980), American radio personality
  • Donald Iverson (b. 1945), American professional golfer
  • Ethan Iverson (b. 1973), American pianist, composer, and critic
  • Alfred Iverson Jr. (1829-1911), lawyer, an officer in the Mexican-American War, a U.S. Army cavalry officer, and a Confederate general
  • Allen Ezail Iverson (b. 1975), American professional basketball player
  • Mr. Ambrose Iverson (d. 1915), English Scullery man from Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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