Show ContentsIvie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Ivie is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the baptismal name Ive. The surname Ivie referred to the son of Ive [1] 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.

Early Origins of the Ivie family

The surname Ivie was first found in Oxfordshire where Geoffrey de Iuoi de Iuei was listed in the Pipe Rolls 1162-1163. [2] Another source confirms this entry, but notes that the same person had a pardon in Oxfordshire in 1156 and that he was also listed in the Pipe Rolls there in 1157. [3]

Another source postulates that the name was a "descendant of Ivo (yew); one who came from St. Ives, the name of several places in England." [4]

And another notes that "Ivey is a name that has been represented in Egloshayle, [Cornwall] in the forms of Ivy and Ivye, as far back as the reign of Henry VIII." [5]

Early History of the Ivie family

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Ivie Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Ivie have been found, including Ivey, Ivye, Ivie and others.

Early Notables of the Ivie family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Thomas Ivie, an English colonial administrator, the third agent of Madras from 1644 to 1648. He organized the first Hindu temple constructed in Madras since the English acquisition in 1646. Edward Ivie (1678-1745), was a Latin poet, born in 1678, was admitted a foundation...
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Ivie Ranking

In the United States, the name Ivie is the 7,089th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [6]

United States Ivie migration to the United States +

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Ivie, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Ivie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Ruth Ivie, who arrived in Virginia in 1717 [7]
Ivie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ida Ivie, aged 84, who immigrated to the United States, in 1895
Ivie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Sarah A Ivie, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Maisie Ivie, aged 25, who landed in America from London, England, in 1908
  • Sarah Ivie, aged 46, who immigrated to America, in 1908
  • Alvin E. Ivie, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Maisie Ivie, aged 29, who immigrated to the United States from Coleville, England, in 1911
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Contemporary Notables of the name Ivie (post 1700) +

  • Scott Ivie (b. 1971), American racecar driver
  • Robert Lynn Ivie (b. 1945), American academic
  • Mike Wilson Ivie (b. 1952), American former Major League Baseball first baseman who played from 1971 to 1983
  • James Russell Ivie (1802-1866), American Mormon pioneer
  • Wilton Ivie (1907-1969), American entomologist and arachnologist
  • Bryan Eric Ivie (b. 1969), former American Olympic volleyball player
  • William Noah Ivie (b. 1873), American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas 3rd District, 1906, 1914; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1908, 1920 [8]
  • H. R. Ivie, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1940 [8]
  • Allan Denny Ivie (b. 1873), American Democratic Party politician, farmer; Member of North Carolina State Senate, 1911, 1913-14 [8]

  1. Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. 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)
  4. Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York: Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  5. Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  6. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  7. 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)
  8. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from on Facebook