Ives History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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.

Early Origins of the Ives family

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.

Important Dates for the Ives family

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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.

Early Notables of the Ives family (pre 1700)

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Ives migration to the United States

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, who settled in Boston in 1630
  • William Ives, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635 [1]
  • William Ives, who settled in Boston in 1637
  • Miles Ives, who arrived in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1639 [1]
  • Robert Ives, who arrived in Virginia in 1643 [1]
  • ... (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 [1]
  • William Ives, who settled in Maryland in 1729
Ives Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Butler Ives, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • Peter T Ives, who arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1853 [1]
  • John Ives, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1860 [1]
  • Emery R Ives, who landed in DeWitt County, Illinois in 1871 [1]

Ives migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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 migration to Australia

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

Ives Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Ives migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Ives Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • William Ives, aged 32, a shoemaker, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1842
  • Elizabeth Ives, aged 30, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1842
  • Caroline Ives, aged 9, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1842
  • Miss Emily Ives, (b. 1848), aged 20, British housemaid travelling from London aboard the ship "Matoaka" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 8th February 1869 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ives (post 1700)

  • Frederic Eugene Ives (1856-1937), American inventor of the parallax stereogram, the first "no glasses" autostereoscopic 3-D display technology
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Charles Edward Ives (1874-1954), American composer of classical music
  • ... (Another 57 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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 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
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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