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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.

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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.

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Iverson research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1115, 1383 and 1653 are included under the topic Early Iverson History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 73 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Iverson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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
  • K M Iverson, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906
  • Lars Iverson, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1884

Iverson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Erick Iverson, who landed in Wisconsin in 1912

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  • Peter Iverson (b. 1944), the Regents Professor of History at Arizona State University
  • 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
  • Donald Iverson (b. 1945), American professional golfer
  • Ethan Iverson (b. 1973), American pianist, composer, and critic
  • Alfred Iverson Jr. (1829-1911), lawyer, an officer in the Mexican-American War, a U.S. Army cavalry officer, and a Confederate general
  • Allen Ezail Iverson (b. 1975), American professional basketball player
  • Mr. Ambrose Iverson (d. 1915), English Scullery man from Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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  1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Iverson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Iverson 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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