Ive History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Ive comes from the baptismal name Ivar, derived from the Old French name Ivar, which arrived in England shortly after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The surname Ive was also derived from the Saint Ives, whose name was also found as St. Ives in Huntingdonshire.

Early Origins of the Ive family

The surname Ive was first found in Yorkshire 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.

Important Dates for the Ive family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ive research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1115, 1383 and 1653 are included under the topic Early Ive History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ive Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Ive has appeared include Iveson, Iverson, Ivison and others.

Early Notables of the Ive family (pre 1700)

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Ive migration to the United States

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Ive arrived in North America very early:

Ive Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Gerardus Ive, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1662 [1]
Ive Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jonathan Ive, who landed in Virginia in 1704 [1]

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
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