Ivin is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname that came from the baptismal name Evand
a Welsh personal name
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
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
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
The surname Ivin was first found in Cambridgeshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Ivin family
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Ivin 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. 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
- William Ivin, aged 21, a farmer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Agnes Muir" in 1872
- Alice A. Lelina Ivin, aged 25, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Agnes Muir" in 1872
- Charles Ivin a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Agnes Muir" in 1872
Contemporary Notables of the name Ivin (post 1700)
- Daniel Ivin (b. 1932), born Danko Goldstein, a Croatian writer, politician and known human rights activist
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.