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The Anglo-Saxon name Ivey comes from the baptismal name Ive. The surname Ivey referred to the son of Ive which belongs to the category of patronymic surnames. In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest, sunu and sune, which meant son, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. By the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.

Ivey Early Origins



The surname Ivey was first found in Wiltshire 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.

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Ivey Spelling Variations


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Ivey Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Ivey were recorded, including Ivey, Ivye, Ivie and others.

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Ivey Early History


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Ivey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ivey research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1644, 1648 and 1646 are included under the topic Early Ivey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ivey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ivey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ivey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Ivey family emigrate to North America:

Ivey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Ivey, who landed in Virginia in 1662

Ivey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Henry Ivey, who arrived in New York, NY in 1834
  • William Ivey settled in New York in 1834
  • James Ivey, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • S. Ivey settled in San Francisco in 1852

Ivey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Simon Ivey, aged 21, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Sultana"
  • Simon Ivey, aged 21, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1851
  • Harriet Ivey, aged 19, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1851
  • Mary Ivey, aged 26, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "William Stuart"
  • Richard Ivey, aged 47, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Thetis"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ivey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Ivey, aged 21, a farm labourer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Caroline" in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ivey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ivey (post 1700)



  • Olin M. Ivey, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988
  • William P. Ivey, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Alabama, 1948, 1960
  • Mark Ivey, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Arizona 4th District, 1990
  • Kay Ivey (b. 1945), American Republican politician, Alabama State Treasurer, 2003-; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 2004, 2012
  • Jolene Ivey, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 2008
  • J. W. Ivey, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alaska Territory, 1904
  • Glenn Ivey, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 2004
  • Ellis M. Ivey Jr., American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1980
  • Kay Ellen Ivey (b. 1944), American Republican politician, 30th Lieutenant Governor of Alabama (2011-)
  • Bill Ivey, American folklorist, 7th Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    11. ...

    The Ivey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ivey 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.

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