Iveston is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname that 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 Iveston was also derived from the Saint Ives,
whose name was also found as St. Ives in Huntingdonshire.
Early Origins of the Iveston family
The surname Iveston 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 Iveston family
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Iveston Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Iveston has been recorded under many different variations, including Iveson, Iverson, Ivison and others.
Early Notables of the Iveston family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Iveston family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Iveston or a variant listed above: Richard and Thomas Iveson settled in Barbados in 1635; another Richard Iveson settled in St. Christopher in 1635.