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Ives is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. Ives is a name that comes from the Norman given name Ivo, which contains the first element iv, which indicates that it is a reference to yew tree or one of its products such as the yew bow.

Ives Early Origins



The surname Ives was first found in Lincolnshire 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 at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Ives Spelling Variations


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Ives Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Ives, Ivys and others.

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Ives Early History


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Ives Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ives research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1600 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Ives History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ives Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ives Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ives Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Ives or a variant listed above were:

Ives Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Miles Ives settled in Boston in 1630
  • William Ives, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635
  • William Ives settled in Boston in 1637
  • Miles Ives, who arrived in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1639
  • Robert Ives, who arrived in Virginia in 1643
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ives Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Geo Ives, who arrived in Virginia in 1719
  • William Ives settled in Maryland in 1729

Ives Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Butler Ives, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Peter T Ives, who arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1853
  • John Ives, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1860
  • Emery R Ives, who landed in DeWitt County, Illinois in 1871

Ives Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Benjamin Ives, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Gregory Ives, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • Eliz Ives, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Rebecka Ives, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Ives Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Nathaniel J Ives, who landed in Canada in 1833
  • Cicero M Ives, who arrived in Canada in 1833

Ives Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Ives, English convict from Essex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824

Ives Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Ives, aged 32, a shoemaker, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1842
  • Elizabeth Ives, aged 30, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1842
  • Caroline Ives, aged 9, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ives (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ives (post 1700)



  • Henry S. Ives (1862-1894), American financier, speculator and stock manipulator, nicknamed the " Napoleon of Finance"
  • Gideon Spraugue Ives (1846-1927), American politician, 11th Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota (1891-1893)
  • Frederic Eugene Ives (1856-1937), American inventor of the the parallax stereogram, the first "no glasses" autostereoscopic 3-D display technology
  • Joseph Christmas Ives (1829-1868), American soldier, botanist and explorer of the Colorado River in 1858
  • Edward Ashley Ives (b. 1961), American two-time gold medalist competitive rower
  • Edward Riley Ives (1839-1918), American toymaker, founder of the Ives Manufacturing Company in 1868, one of the largest toy companies in the United States during the 19th century
  • Edward Dawson "Sandy" Ives (1925-2009), American folklorist
  • James "Clay" Ives (b. 1972), Canadian-born American Olympic bronze medalist luger at the 2002 Summer Olympics
  • James Merritt Ives (1824-1895), American lithographer, co-founder of Currier & Ives which produced winter scenes and landscapes of 19th century American life
  • A. Ives, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1848
  • ... (Another 57 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Ives


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Suggested Readings for the name Ives



  • The Migrating Ives and their Descendants, 1639-1988 by Dorothy Gilmore.

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. 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. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  11. ...

The Ives Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ives 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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