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Where did the English lavericke family come from? What is the English lavericke family crest and coat of arms? When did the lavericke family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the lavericke family history?

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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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.

First found in Durham, where they held a family seat from ancient times.


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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.

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

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

This page was last modified on 27 October 2010 at 13:45.

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