Iverson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Iverson is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England. It 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 Iverson was also derived from the Saint Ives, whose name was also found as St. Ives in Huntingdonshire. [1]

The name is "probably connected with Ives, the saint who gave the title to St. Ives in Huntingdonshire (who, legend says, was a Persian bishop, and set up a hermitage on that spot), and Iva, similarly commemorated at St. Ives in Cornwall." [2]

Early Origins of the Iverson family

The surname Iverson was first found in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 where Walter filius Ive, Salop (Shropshire); William filius Ive, Cornwall; and Ive Hook, Huntingdonshire were all listed as holding lands at that time. [2]

Later the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 included: Adam Iveson; Yvo Milner; and Yvo Pape. [2] [3]

Early History of the Iverson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Iverson research. Another 184 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1115, 1383, 1690, 1708, 1773, 1838, 1592, 1620, 1653, 1485, 1444, 1454, 1602, 1560, 1597, 1601, 1600, 1662, 1600, 1653, 1653, 1674 and 1653 are included under the topic Early Iverson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Iverson Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Iverson has undergone many spelling variations, including Iveson, Iverson, Ivison and others.

Early Notables of the Iverson family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Abraham Iverson (Iveson) English planter to America who acquired 655 acres of land on the southwest side of the North River, Gloucester County, Virginia and rose to become Member of the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1653. William Ive or Ivy (d. 1485), was an English theologian who studied at Magdalen College, Oxford, and was afterwards a fellow and lecturer in theology there. He was head-master at Winchester College from 1444 to 1454. [4] Paul Ive ( fl. 1602), was an English writer on fortification who appears to have been a member of Corpus Christi...
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United States Iverson migration to the United States +

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Iverson were among those contributors:

Iverson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Halvor Iverson, who arrived in New York, NY in 1825 [5]
  • K M Iverson, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906 [5]
  • Lars Iverson, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1884 [5]
Iverson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Erick Iverson, who landed in Wisconsin in 1912 [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Iverson (post 1700) +

  • Donald "Don" Iverson (b. 1945), American professional PGA golfer
  • Peter Iverson (b. 1944), American Regents Professor of History at Arizona State University
  • Alfred Iverson Jr. (1829-1911), American lawyer, an officer in the Mexican-American War, a U.S. Army cavalry officer, and a Confederate general
  • James D. "Jim" Iverson (1930-2020), American basketball player and coach
  • Kirk Iverson, American inventor, writer, producer and media executive
  • Alfred Iverson Sr. (1798-1873), United States Representative and Senator from Georgia
  • Becky Iverson (b. 1967), American professional golfer
  • Kim Iverson (b. 1980), American radio personality
  • Ethan Iverson (b. 1973), American pianist, composer, and critic
  • Allen Ezail Iverson (b. 1975), American professional basketball player
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Halifax Explosion
  • Mr. Harold  Iverson, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [6]
  • Mr. R. A.  Iverson, Norwegian Chief Officer aboard the SS Imo from Tonsberg, Norway  who died in the explosion [6]
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  1. ^ Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  5. ^ 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)
  6. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  7. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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