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The surname Loveless is derived from the Old English word "laweles," which means "lawless" and is ultimately derived from the Old English word "laghles," which means "outlaw." As a surname, Loveless came from a nickname for a person who was an outlaw, or was uncontrolled or unrestrained. The Gaelic form of the surname Loveless is Laighléis.

Loveless Early Origins



The surname Loveless was first found in Glamorganshire (Welsh: Sir Forgannwg), a region of South Wales, anciently part of the Welsh kingdom of Glywysing, 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.

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Loveless Spelling Variations


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Loveless Spelling Variations



It was found during an investigation of the origins of the name Loveless that church officials and medieval scribes often spelled the name as it sounded. This practice lead to a single person's being documented under many spelling variations. The name Loveless has existed in the various shapes: Lawless, Lovelace, Lovelass, Loveless and others.

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Loveless Early History


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Loveless Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Loveless research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1599, 1564, 1634, 1610, 1626, 1616, 1670, 1618, 1657, 1641, 1693, 1735, 1799, 1789, 1621 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Loveless History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Loveless Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Loveless Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family up to this time was Richard Lovelace, 1st Baron Lovelace (1564-1634), of Hurley in the County of Berkshire, English MP and peer, High Sheriff of Berkshire (1610) and High Sheriff of Oxfordshire (1626); John Lovelace, 2nd Baron Lovelace (1616-1670), British peer; Richard Lovelace (1618-1657), an English poet...

Another 52 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Loveless Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Ireland's Great Potato Famine left the country's inhabitants in extreme poverty and starvation. Many families left their homeland for North America for the promise of work, freedom and land ownership. Although the Irish were not free of economic and racial discrimination in North America, they did contribute greatly to the rapid development of bridges, canals, roads, and railways. Eventually, they would be accepted in other areas such as commerce, education, and the arts. An examination of immigration and passenger lists revealed many bearing the name Loveless:

Loveless Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Loveless, who arrived in Maryland in 1664
  • Tho Loveless, who landed in Virginia in 1666

Loveless Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Loveless, who landed in Virginia in 1714

Loveless Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • George and James Loveless settled in London, Ontario, Canada, in 1844

Loveless Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Loveless arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ashmore" in 1881
  • E. Loveless arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ashmore" in 1881

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Contemporary Notables of the name Loveless (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Loveless (post 1700)



  • Robert Waldorf "Bob" Loveless (1929-2010), American knife maker
  • Patty Loveless (b. 1957), born Patty Lee Ramey, American country music singer, member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1988
  • Robert Loveless, American politician, Mayor of Grants Pass, Oregon, 1977
  • Herschel Celiel Loveless (1911-1989), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Ottumwa, Iowa, 1949-53; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 4th District, 1954; Governor of Iowa, 1957-61
  • David W. Loveless, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1988
  • Anderson S. Loveless, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1888
  • Herschel Loveless (1911-1989), American politician, the 34th Governor of Iowa, from 1957 to 1961
  • Shane Loveless (b. 1958), former Australian rules footballer
  • Ernie Loveless (b. 1907), Australian rules footballer
  • Lily May Loveless (b. 1990), British actress, best known for her role as Naomi Campbell on the drama Skins

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Suggested Readings for the name Loveless


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Suggested Readings for the name Loveless



  • The American Ancestry of Richard Janssen Chalmers Loveless by Richard William Loveless.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    3. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    4. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    5. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    7. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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