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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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The surname Iverson 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.

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.


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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. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. 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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