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The name Ivory came to England with the ancestors of the Ivory family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Ivory family lived in Oxfordshire. Their name, however, is a local reference to the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Ivry-la-Bataille in Eure, Normandy. The name of this place derives from the Gallo-Roman personal name Eburius, which means ivory.

Ivory Early Origins



The surname Ivory was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance a the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Ivory Spelling Variations


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Ivory Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Ives, Ivery and others.

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Ivory Early History


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Ivory Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ivory research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the year 1407 is included under the topic Early Ivory History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ivory Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ivory Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ivory Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ivory In Ireland


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Ivory In Ireland



Some of the Ivory family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Ivory or a variant listed above:

Ivory Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Ivory, who arrived in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1652
  • George Ivory who settled in Virginia in 1653 with his wife Florence
  • Geo Ivory, who arrived in Virginia in 1653
  • Edmund Ivory, who arrived in Virginia in 1657
  • Margaret Ivory, who landed in Maryland in 1662
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ivory Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Ivory, who landed in America in 1805
  • Chr Ivory, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815
  • Charles and Margaret Ivory settled in New York State in 1823 with three children
  • Thomas Ivory, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1823
  • Peter Ivory, aged 46, landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1825
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ivory Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Ivory, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1820
  • Mr. John Ivory, aged 40 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "John Francis" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle In June 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 35)
  • Mr. Lawrence Ivory, aged 3 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "John Francis" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle In June 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 35)

Ivory Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Ivory, aged 37, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Sultana"
  • John Ivory, aged 37, a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1850
  • Elizabeth Ivory, aged 39, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1850
  • Catherine Ivory, aged 11, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ivory (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ivory (post 1700)



  • William E. Ivory (b. 1866), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Lapeer County, 1905-08, 1917-20; Candidate for Michigan State Senate, 1910, 1934
  • Nathaniel Ivory, American politician, Representative from Alabama 6th District, 1990
  • Marco B. Ivory, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1888
  • Marcellius Ivory, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1972
  • Larry Ivory, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2004
  • Jean Ivory, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 37th District, 1952
  • E. P. Ivory, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1944
  • Clifford Ivory (b. 1975), American former CFL cornerback for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Toronto Argonauts
  • Horace Ivory (b. 1954), American former NFL football running back who played from 1977 through 1982
  • Judith Ivory, pen name of Judy Cuevas, a best-selling American author of historical romance novels
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 35)

Other References

  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. 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).
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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The Ivory Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ivory Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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