Lovell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Lovell surname is derived from the Norman French word "lou," meaning "wolf," with the diminutive suffix "el."

Early Origins of the Lovell family

The surname Lovell was first found in Somerset. Robert, Lord of Breherval and Yvery in Normandy is regarded as the progenitor of this family. His father was Eudes, sovereign Duke of Brittany. His is listed in the Roll of Battle Abbey and received from the Conqueror a grant of the Lordships of Kary and Harpetre, in the county of Somerset. He eventually returned to his native Duchy and died a monk in the abbey of Bec, leaving three sons. The eldest, one Ascelin Gouel de Perceval succeeded his father as Lord of Breherval. As a violent man, he acquired the surname "Lupus." In turn his son was surnamed "Lupellus," or little wolf which was softened to "luvel." He had five sons; one of which was Henry, ancestor of Lords Lovel of Kary. [1] The Lovels of Tichmersh who had summons to Parliament in 1297 were a baronial family of considerable distinction. By example, Sir Richard Lovel was summoned to Parliament from 1348-1350.

Important Dates for the Lovell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lovell research. Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1454, 1487, 1483, 1631 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Lovell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lovell Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lovell, Lowell, Lovel, Leavell, Lowles and others.

Early Notables of the Lovell family (pre 1700)

Notable among the family at this time was Francis Lovell, (1454-c. 1487), friend and supporter of Richard III, made Viscount Lovell on January 4th 1483; he...
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Migration of the Lovell family to Ireland

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

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lovell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Phillipp Lovell, aged 34, who landed in Barbados in 1635 [2]
  • Robert Lovell, who arrived in New England in 1635 [2]
  • Robert Lovell, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [2]
  • Winifred Lovell, who landed in Virginia in 1637 [2]
  • Elizabeth Lovell, who landed in Maryland in 1650-1663 [2]
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Lovell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • James Lovell, who landed in Antigua (Antego) in 1756 [2]
Lovell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Lovell, who landed in America in 1801-1802 [2]
  • W A Lovell, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]
  • M Lovell, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855 [2]

Lovell migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lovell Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • John Lovell, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1778

Lovell migration to Australia

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

Lovell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Lovell, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]
  • Jane Lovell, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella Watson" in 1846 [4]
  • Esther Lovell, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella Watson" in 1846 [4]
  • Mary Lovell, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Forfarshire" in 1848 [5]
  • Charles Lovell, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry" in 1849 [6]
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Lovell 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:

Lovell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • William Lovell, aged 23, a farmer, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • Napoleon Lovell, aged 28, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "John Wickliffe" in 1848
  • Emily Lovell, aged 28, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "John Wickliffe" in 1848
  • Mrs. Lovell, Australian settler travelling from Sydney aboard the ship "Despatch" arriving in Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 21st January 1854 [7]
  • Mr. Lovell, Australian settler travelling from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia aboard the ship "Blue Jacket" arriving in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand on 7th February 1862 [7]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Lovell (post 1700)

  • William H. Lovell, American Democrat politician, Chair of Chemung County Democratic Party, 1910 [8]
  • Willard M. Lovell, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Windsor, 1912 [8]
  • Warren Lovell, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 6th District, 1833-35 [8]
  • Walter A. Lovell, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Erie County 5th District, 1911 [8]
  • Vernon R. Lovell, American politician, Mayor of Fargo, North Dakota, 1910-12 [8]
  • U. A. Lovell, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1960 [8]
  • Sarah Lovell (1922-1994), American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Detroit, Michigan, 1957; Socialist Workers Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1960, 1964, 1968 [8]
  • Sue Lovell, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1996, 2004, 2008; Member of Democratic National Committee from Texas, 2004-08 [8]
  • S. W. Lovell, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 17th District, 1860-61 [8]
  • Robert Lovell, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 1960 [8]
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Historic Events for the Lovell family

HMS Cornwall
  • Clarence Young Lovell (d. 1942), British Leading Cook aboard the HMS Cornwall when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [9]
RMS Titanic
  • Mr. John Lovell (d. 1912), aged 38, English Grill Cook from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [10]
  • Mr. John Hall "Henry" Lovell (d. 1912), aged 20, English Third Class passenger from Northlew, Devon who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [10]

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Citations

  1. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ISABELLA WATSON 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846IsabellaWatson.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FORFARSHIRE 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Forfarshire.htm
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SIR EDWARD PARRY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849SirEdwardParry.htm
  7. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  9. ^ Force Z Survivors Crew List HMS Cornwall (Retrieved 2018, February 13th) - Retrieved from https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listcornwallcrew.html#A
  10. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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