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Ivester is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Ivester 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.

Ivester Early Origins



The surname Ivester 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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Ivester Spelling Variations


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Ivester Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Ives, Ivys and others.

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Ivester Early History


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Ivester Early History



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

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Ivester Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ivester Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Ivester or a variant listed above: Charles Ives settled in Barbados with his wife, children and servants in 1680; Richard Ives settled in Nevis in 1654; Miles Ives settled in Boston in 1630.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ivester (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ivester (post 1700)



  • Tom Ivester (1969-2006), American politician, Member of the Oklahoma Senate from the 26th district (2006-)
  • Douglas Ivester (b. 1947), American former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Coca-Cola Company

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    The Ivester Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ivester 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.

    This page was last modified on 26 October 2013 at 17:53.

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