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Where did the English Halverson family come from? What is the English Halverson family crest and coat of arms? When did the Halverson family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Halverson family history?

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Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Halverson include Alverton, Alverston, Alveston, Halverston, Halverson, Halveston, Halverton and many more.

First found in Cheshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1160 when Jukel de Alvertun held estates in that shire.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Halverson research. Another 187 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1276, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Halverson History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Halverson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Halverson were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Halverson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Knute Halverson, who landed in Illinois in 1838
  • John Halverson, who arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1854
  • Aslack Halverson, who settled in California in 1863
  • Chris Halverson, who arrived in Kansas in 1880
  • Andreas Halverson, who arrived in Kansas in 1889

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  • Eliot Jon Halverson (b. 1990), American figure skater, the 2007 US Junior National Champion
  • Courtney Halverson (b. 1989), American actress
  • Robert George "Bob" Halverson OBE (b. 1937), Australian former politician, 22nd Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives (1996-1998)
  • Trevor Halverson (b. 1971), Canadian former NHL ice hockey forward


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  2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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The Halverson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Halverson 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.

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