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The name Ivy is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the baptismal name Ive. The surname Ivy referred to the son of Ive 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.

Ivy Early Origins



The surname Ivy was first found in Wiltshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Ivy Spelling Variations


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Ivy Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Ivy include Ivey, Ivye, Ivie and others.

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Ivy Early History


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Ivy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ivy research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1644, 1648 and 1646 are included under the topic Early Ivy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ivy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ivy Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ivy Notables 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Ivy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Ivy, who arrived in Virginia in 1664

Ivy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hardy Ivy (1779-1842), generally thought to be the first Europen to permanently settle in what would become Altanta, Georgia
  • John Ivy settled in New York in 1842
  • John Ivy, aged 33, landed in New York, NY in 1842

Ivy Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Annie Edith Ivy, aged 58, who emigrated to the United States from Southport, England, in 1907
  • E Eunice Ivy, aged 29, who settled in America from Ashton, England, in 1910
  • Frank. Ivy, aged 2, who landed in America from Ashton, England, in 1910
  • Lily Ivy, aged 3, who landed in America from Ashton, England, in 1910
  • Thomas P. Ivy, aged 56, who emigrated to the United States, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ivy Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • John D. Ivy, aged 57, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1910

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ivy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ivy (post 1700)



  • Wetona Ivy, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1972
  • Vernetta O. Ivy, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1924
  • Jesse C. Ivy, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 12th District, 1908
  • Dan Ivy, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas 3rd District, 1990, 1996
  • Archie Ivy, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 2000
  • Mortty Ivy (b. 1986), American football linebacker
  • Frank "Pop" Ivy (1916-2003), American football player and coach
  • Corey Terrell Ivy (b. 1977), American football cornerback
  • William David Ivy (1942-1969), British Grand Prix motorcycle road racer

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Ivy Historic Events


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Ivy Historic Events




Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. Herbert Guy Ivy (b. 1961), American Corporal from Knoxville, Tennessee, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    11. ...

    The Ivy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ivy 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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