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Noble surnames, such as Lévis, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Lévis, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful Ile de France region. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.The Lévis family originally derived its surname from the name of the place in Levy Saint Nom in Ile de France.

Lévis Early Origins



The surname Lévis was first found in Ile-de-France, where this remarkable family has been traced since the 12th century.

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Lévis Spelling Variations


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Lévis Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lévis, Lévi, Lévie, Le Vie, de Lévis, de Lévie, de Lévis, Lévy, Levison, Levisonne, Levisonnes, Levisson, Levissonne, Levissonnes, Levisons, Levissons, Levisont, Levisonts, Levisond, Levisonds, Levey, Lévee, Levis and many more.

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Lévis Early History


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Lévis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lévis research. Another 435 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1230, 1400, 1720, 1787, 1647 and 1717 are included under the topic Early Lévis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lévis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lévis Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 16 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lévis 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lévis Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Levis settled in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1767

Lévis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Levis, aged 24, settled in Philadelphia in 1820
  • William Levis settled in Philadelphia, in 1868
  • Catherine Levis, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895

Lévis Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Angela Levis, aged 41, who landed in America, in 1902
  • Charles Parker Levis, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Edgar Levis, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Edgar S. Levis, aged 37, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Edward Levis, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lévis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lévis (post 1700)



  • Joseph Levis (1905-2005), American silver and bronze Olympic foil fencer, inducted into The Roll of Honor at the US Fencing Hall of Fame (USFA)
  • Albert J. Levis (b. 1937), American psychiatrist, founder and director of the Museum of the Creative Process in Manchester, Vermont
  • Charles H. Levis (1860-1926), American Major League Baseball first baseman in the late 1800s
  • George Levis (1894-1980), American college basketball player and coach during the 1910s and 1920s
  • Patrick Cannon Levis (b. 1982), American actor from Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Larry Patrick Levis (1946-1996), American poet
  • Chris Levis (b. 1976), Canadian National Lacrosse League goaltender for the Colorado Mammoth
  • Carroll Richard Levis (1910-1968), Canadian-born talent scout, impresario and television and radio personality from Toronto, but moved to England in 1935 where he hosted a talent competition for young people called The Carroll Levis Discovery Show

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Aide dieu au second Chretien Levis
Motto Translation: God help the second Chretien Levis


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    3. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    11. ...

    The Lévis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lévis 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.

    This page was last modified on 9 November 2016 at 14:38.

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