Anglo-Saxon surname that came from the baptismal name Evand a Welsh personal name for John The surname Ivin referred to the son of Evand 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 Ivin family
Cambridgeshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Ivin family
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Ivin Spelling Variations
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. Ivin has been recorded under many different variations, including Ivens, Ivone, Ivones, Iveans, Ivinges, Ivinson and many more.
Early Notables of the Ivin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ivin family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Ivin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Ivin (post 1700)
The Ivin Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto Translation: Love and friendship.
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