The ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname Ivesson came 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 Ivesson was also derived from the Saint Ives,
whose name was also found as St. Ives in Huntingdonshire.
Early Origins of the Ivesson family
The surname Ivesson 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.
Early History of the Ivesson family
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Ivesson Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Ivesson family name include Iveson, Iverson, Ivison and others.
Early Notables of the Ivesson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ivesson family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Ivesson surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Richard and Thomas Iveson settled in Barbados in 1635; another Richard Iveson settled in St. Christopher in 1635.