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

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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.

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


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lovell research. Another 211 words (15 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.

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Another 87 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lovell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Lovell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 51 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lovell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Phillipp Lovell, aged 34, landed in Barbados in 1635
  • Robert Lovell, who arrived in New England in 1635
  • Robt Lovell, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Winifred Lovell, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • Elizabeth Lovell, who landed in Maryland in 1650-1663


Lovell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • James Lovell, who landed in Antigua (Antego) in 1756

Lovell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • William Lovell, who landed in America in 1801-1802
  • W A Lovell, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • M Lovell, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855

Lovell Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century


  • John Lovell, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1778

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
  • Jane Lovell arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella Watson" in 1846
  • Esther Lovell arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella Watson" in 1846
  • Mary Lovell arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Forfarshire" in 1848
  • Charles Lovell arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry" in 1849


Lovell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • William Lovell, aged 23, a farmer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • Napoleon Lovell, aged 28, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "John Wickliffe" in 1848
  • Emily Lovell, aged 28, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "John Wickliffe" in 1848
  • Joseph Lovell arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863
  • Sarah Lovell arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863


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  • Elaine Lovell, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2008
  • Edward Lovell, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Canterbury, 1930
  • Cyrus Lovell, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Ionia County, 1849, 1855-56; Speaker of the Michigan State House of Representatives, 1855
  • Christopher Lovell, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 14th District, 1980
  • C. T. Lovell, American politician, Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1880
  • Benjamin S. Lovell, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1888
  • Arthur W. Lovell, American politician, First Selectman of Windsor, Connecticut, 1920
  • Alfred H. Lovell Jr., American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Bogotá, 1943
  • Alf Lovell, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1936
  • F. E. Lovell, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives from Carroll County, 1920

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  • The Genealogy of the James W. Lovell Family by Marshall Wilson Lovell.
  • The Lovewell (also Lovell) Family by Gloria G. Lovewell.
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  1. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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