Love History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Love is a name that dates far back into the mists of early British history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes. It is derived from an Old English personal name Lufu which affectionately referred to Love. In this case, the name was a "personal name and pet name [Middle English love, luf(e), Old English lufu, from, love]. Lufu was an A.-Saxon fem. name." [1]

The surname Love was adopted in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. After the Norman Conquest, the Old English naming system gradually dissolved. Old English names became less common and were replaced by popular continental European names. The earliest surnames in England were found shortly after the Norman Conquest and are of Norman French rather than native English origins.

However, two other sources disagrees with this generally accepted origin and in "this name relates not to the tender passion, but is an old modification of the French Loup, wolf." [2] [3]

Early Origins of the Love family

The surname Love was first found in Oxfordshire, where one of the first records of the family was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 as a forename as in Love del Hok. The same rolls lists Alan le Love and Walter Love in Cambridgeshire. [4]

Another source claims "Love is an ancient Kentish surname. Reginald Love held property around Chatham and Rochester in the reign of Henry V. The Loves have long been an old Staplehurst [, Kent] family of gentry; a hundred years since there were several inscriptions to this family, some of them obliterated, in the church and churchyard." [5]

Up in Scotland, early records there revealed Thomas Lufe who appeared as witness in Glasgow, 1472, and Yhone Luyif was a tenant in the barony of Glasgow, 1521. William Lufe and Ranald Lufe were rebels at the horn in 1534, and John Lufe rendered to Exchequer the accounts of the bailies of the burgh of Renfrew in 1567. [6]

Important Dates for the Love family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Love research. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1095, 1470, 1596, 1661, 1608, 1682, 1610, 1610 and are included under the topic Early Love History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Love Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Love 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 Love include: Love, Lufe, Luf and others.

Early Notables of the Love family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Richard Love (1596-1661), an English churchman and academic, Master of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, member of the Westminster Assembly, and Dean of Ely; Nicholas Love (1608-1682), an English lawyer, one of the Regicides of King Charles I of England, upon the Restoration, he escaped to Switzerland where he died. On the more infamous side, Peter Love (d. 1610), was an English pirate, believed to have been from Lewes, Sussex. As captain of the Priam...
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Migration of the Love family to Ireland

Some of the Love family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Love migration to the United States

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 Love or a variant listed above:

Love Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Agnes Love, who arrived in New England in 1634 [7]
  • Valentine Love, aged 18, who landed in Barbados in 1635 [7]
  • Tho Love, who arrived in Virginia in 1636 [7]
  • Jon Love, who landed in Virginia in 1637 [7]
  • Richard Love, who settled in Virginia in 1642
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Love Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Eliz Love, who arrived in Virginia in 1703 [7]
  • Giles Love, who landed in Virginia in 1703 [7]
  • Sara Love, who landed in Virginia in 1704 [7]
  • Charity Love, who landed in Virginia in 1714 [7]
  • David Love, who settled in Boston in 1763
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Love Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Anne Love, who arrived in America in 1805 [7]
  • M Love, who landed in America in 1805 [7]
  • George Love, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808 [7]
  • Elias Love, who arrived in South Carolina in 1808 [7]
  • Samuel Love, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815 [7]
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Love migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Love Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • John Love, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mr. James Love U.E. who settled in Saint Johns, New Brunswick c. 1784 [8]
Love Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Ephrem Love, aged 21, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Billow" in 1833
  • Isabella Love, aged 23, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Highlander" in 1834
  • Joseph Love, who arrived in Canada in 1836

Love migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Love Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Matilda Love, aged 21, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Prince Regent" [9]
  • John Love, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duncan" in 1849 [10]
  • Matilda Love, aged 21, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1849 [9]
  • James Love, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [11]
  • James Love, aged 27, a labourer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Joseph Somes" in 1850 [12]
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Love migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Love Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John Love, who landed in Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand in 1830
  • John Love, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Daniel Love, who landed in Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand in 1840
  • Mr. Love, American settler travelling from California aboard the ship "Titan" arriving in Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 12th February 1852 [13]
  • Mr. Alexander Love, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Storm Cloud" arriving in Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 30th July 1861 [13]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Love (post 1700)

  • Sandra Love (1945-2018), American Democrat politician, Member of the New Jersey General Assembly (2008-2010) [14]
  • Woodbury G. Love, American Republican politician, Member of Maine State House of Representatives from Lincoln County, 1919-20 [14]
  • William McBride Love, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1972 [14]
  • William Franklin Love (1850-1898), American Democrat politician, Member of Mississippi State House of Representatives, 1878; Member of Mississippi State Senate, 1889;U.S. Representative from Mississippi 6th District, 1897-98 [14]
  • William Lathrop Love (b. 1872), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Senate 8th District, 1923-32; Candidate in primary for borough President of Brooklyn, New York, 1933 [14]
  • William F. Love, American Republican politician, Monroe County District Attorney, 1920-31; Justice of New York Supreme Court 7th District, 1932-49; Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court 4th Department, 1945-49 [14]
  • William Carter Love (1784-1835), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from North Carolina 10th District, 1815-17 [14]
  • William B. Love, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 13th District, 1902 [14]
  • Warren D. Love, American Republican politician, Elected Missouri State House of Representatives 125th District 2012 [14]
  • W. T. Love, American politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Gaston County, 1903-04; Member of North Carolina State Senate 32nd District, 1909-10 [14]
  • ... (Another 107 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Love family

HMAS Sydney II
HMS Hood
  • Mr. Herbert W Love (b. 1900), English Leading Stoker serving for the Royal Navy from Bristol, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [16]

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Citations

  1. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Charnock, Richard, Stephen, Ludus Patronymicus of The Etymology of Curious Surnames. London: Trubner & Co., 60 Paternoster Row, 1868. Print.
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  6. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  7. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  8. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  9. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) "PRINCE REGENT" 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849PrinceRegent.htm
  10. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DUNCAN 1849 . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Duncan.htm
  11. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
  12. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOSEPH SOMES / SOAMES 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850JosephSomes.htm
  13. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  14. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  15. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp
  16. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
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