Show ContentsIveson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Iveson was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture that ruled a majority of Britain. 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 Iveson was also derived from the Saint Ives, whose name was also found as St. Ives in Huntingdonshire. [1]

The name is "probably connected with Ives, the saint who gave the title to St. Ives in Huntingdonshire (who, legend says, was a Persian bishop, and set up a hermitage on that spot), and Iva, similarly commemorated at St. Ives in Cornwall." [2]

Early Origins of the Iveson family

The surname Iveson was first found in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 where Walter filius Ive, Salop (Shropshire); William filius Ive, Cornwall; and Ive Hook, Huntingdonshire were all listed as holding lands at that time. [2]

Later the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 included: Adam Iveson; Yvo Milner; and Yvo Pape. [2] [3]

Early History of the Iveson family

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Iveson Spelling Variations

Iveson has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Iveson have been found, including Iveson, Iverson, Ivison and others.

Early Notables of the Iveson family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Abraham Iverson (Iveson) English planter to America who acquired 655 acres of land on the southwest side of the North River, Gloucester County, Virginia and rose to become Member of the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1653. William Ive or Ivy (d. 1485), was an English theologian who studied at Magdalen College, Oxford, and was afterwards a fellow and lecturer in theology there. He was head-master at Winchester College from 1444 to 1454. [4] Paul Ive (fl. 1602), was an English writer on fortification who appears to have been a member of Corpus Christi...
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United States Iveson migration to the United States +

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Ivesons to arrive on North American shores:

Iveson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Abraham Iveson, who arrived in Virginia in 1637 [5]
  • Ann Iveson, who arrived in Virginia in 1654 [5]
  • Abram Iveson, who landed in Virginia in 1662 [5]
  • Edward Iveson, who arrived in Virginia in 1666 [5]
Iveson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Iveson, who landed in Virginia in 1700 [5]
Iveson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Iveson, who landed in New York in 1828 [5]
  • Drewer C Iveson, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1838 [5]

West Indies Iveson migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [6]
Iveson Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • Mr. Richard Iveson, aged 24 who arrived in St. Kitts (St Christopher) aboard the ship "Amity" in 1635 [5]
  • Mr. Thomas Iveson, (b. 1599), aged 36, British settler travelling from London, England aboard the ship "Peter Bonaventure" arriving in Barbados and St Christopher (Saint Kitts) in 1635 [7]
  • Richard Iveson, (b. 1619), aged 16, British settler travelling from London, England aboard the ship "Alexander" arriving in Barbados in 1635 [8]

Contemporary Notables of the name Iveson (post 1700) +

  • Thomas Clifford "Tony" Iveson DFC, AE (1919-2013), English Royal Air Force pilot and veteran of the Second World War, and one of the Few (airmen of the Royal Air Force who fought the Battle of Britain)
  • Tom Iveson, British bronze medalist short-track speed-skater at the 2008 World Championships
  • Martin Iveson, British composer known for his audio work within the video games industry
  • Donald L. Iveson (b. 1979), Canadian politician, Mayor of Edmonton, Alberta (2013-)
  • Kurt Iveson, Australian professor at the School of Geosciences, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Iveson Batchelor Noland (1916-1975), American prelate who served as the Bishop of Louisiana from 1969 to 1975

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  2. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  5. 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)
  7. Pilgrim Ship Lists Early 1600's. Retrieved 23rd September 2021 from
  8. Pilgrim Ship Lists Early 1600's retrieved 28th September 2021 from on Facebook