The name Ivinson is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of England
. It comes from the baptismal name Evand
a Welsh personal name
The surname Ivinson 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 Ivinson family
The surname Ivinson was first found in Cambridgeshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Ivinson family
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Ivinson Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Ivinson has undergone many spelling variations
, including Ivens, Ivone, Ivones, Iveans, Ivinges, Ivinson and many more.
Early Notables of the Ivinson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ivinson family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Ivinson were among those contributors:
Ivinson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Joshua Ivinson, who arrived in Mississippi in 1860
- Joshua H Ivinson, who arrived in Mississippi in 1860 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Ivinson (post 1700)
- Edward Ivinson, American banker
- Edward Ivinson, American politician, Candidate for Governor of Wyoming, 1892 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The Ivinson 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.