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The name lavericke comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a person who was given the nickname Laverock, which was the Old English word that described a person who was a good singer or someone who had a cheery personality.

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

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 lavericke has undergone many spelling variations, including Laverack, Laverick, Lavericke, Lavrick, Loverock, Laverock, Laverok, Laverik, Lauericke and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lavericke research. Another 256 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1243, 1273, 1379, 1759, and 1764 are included under the topic Early lavericke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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

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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 lavericke were among those contributors:

lavericke Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Lavericke, aged 15, arrived in New England in 1634
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    Other References

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