Ivin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Ivin is an ancient 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

The surname Ivin was first found in Cambridgeshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Ivin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ivin research. Another 206 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1500, 1691, and 1788 are included under the topic Early Ivin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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New Zealand Ivin migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

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
  • Mr. Peter Ivin, (b. 1855), aged 19, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Dorette" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 14th April 1874 [1]

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:
Motto Translation: Love and friendship.


  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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