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lavin Early Origins



The surname lavin was first found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. The family are believed to originally of Lovergne near Calais, branched to Brabant, and thence to Kent in England. Jovelyn Louvaine was brother of Queen Adeliza, second wife of King Henry 1st. Jocelyn's father was Godfrey Barbatus, Duke of Lorraine and Count of Brabant who was descended from Charlemagne. He received as a wedding gift from Adeliza of the honor of Petworth in Sussex which held 21 knights' fees. He also received many other domains throughout the southern counties and married into the distinguished Percys of the north by his marriage to Agnes de Percy.

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lavin Spelling Variations


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lavin Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lovaine, Lovayne, Loverne, Loving, Luving, Lovings, Luvayn, Luvayne, Loveyn, Loveyne, Lovaigne, Louverne, Lavainge, Lavayne, Louvaine, Louvayne and many more.

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lavin Early History


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lavin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lavin research. Another 250 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1137, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early lavin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lavin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lavin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early lavin 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

lavin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lawrence Lavin, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Jose Ramon Lavin, aged 14, arrived in Puerto Rico in 1831
  • Patrick Lavin, who landed in Maryland in 1843
  • Patrick Lavin, who was naturalized in Maryland in 1843
  • Anthony Lavin, who came to Philadelphia in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

lavin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Agnes Lavin, aged 8, who landed in America from Swinford, in 1900
  • Andrew Lavin, aged 27, who settled in America from Kiltimagh, Ireland, in 1913
  • Agnes Lavin, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Ballymote, Ireland, in 1913
  • Angel Lavin, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1917

lavin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Eliza Lavin, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick from the port of Derry in 1847

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Contemporary Notables of the name lavin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lavin (post 1700)



  • Steve Lavin, American Republican politician, Member of Montana State House of Representatives 8th District; Elected 2010
  • James M. Lavin, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1900, 1904
  • Franklin L. Lavin (b. 1957), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Singapore, 2001-05
  • Erma I. Lavin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972
  • Franklin "Frank" Lavin, American Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade (2005 to 2007)
  • Steve Lavin (b. 1964), American basketball coach and former player
  • Linda Lavin (b. 1937), American television and stage actress born in Portland, Maine
  • Mary Lavin (1912-1996), American-born Irish writer
  • Gerard Lavin (b. 1974), Scottish former footballer
  • Andrew Lavin, Irish politician and farmer

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  11. ...

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