Ivery History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Ivery reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Ivery family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Ivery family lived in Oxfordshire. Their name, however, is a local reference to the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Ivry-la-Bataille in Eure, Normandy. The name of this place derives from the Gallo-Roman personal name Eburius, which means ivory.

Early Origins of the Ivery family

The surname Ivery was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance a the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Ivery family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ivery research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1407 is included under the topic Early Ivery History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ivery Spelling Variations

Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Ives, Ivery and others.

Early Notables of the Ivery family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Ivery family to Ireland

Some of the Ivery family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ivery migration to the United States

Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Ivery name or one of its variants:

Ivery Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Ed Ivery, who landed in Virginia in 1664-1665 [1]
  • Margaret Ivery, who landed in Maryland in 1665 [1]
  • Edmd Ivery, who arrived in Virginia in 1666 [1]
  • William Ivery, who landed in Virginia in 1666 [1]
Ivery Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Ivery, who arrived in Maryland in 1844 [1]

Ivery migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Ivery Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Honora Ivery, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eliza" in 1840 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ivery (post 1700)

  • Eddie Lee Ivery (b. 1957), former professional American football player for the Green Bay Packers (1979–1986)

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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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELIZA 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Eliza.htm
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