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Le vey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Dutch, French


Noble surnames, such as Le vey, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Le vey, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful Ile de France region. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.The Le vey family originally derived its surname from the name of the place in Levy Saint Nom in Ile de France.

Early Origins of the Le vey family


The surname Le vey was first found in Ile-de-France, where this remarkable family has been traced since the 12th century.

Early History of the Le vey family


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Le vey Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Lévis, Lévi, Lévie, Le Vie, de Lévis, de Lévie, de Lévis, Lévy, Levison, Levisonne, Levisonnes, Levisson, Levissonne, Levissonnes, Levisons, Levissons, Levisont, Levisonts, Levisond, Levisonds, Levey, Lévee, Levis and many more.

Early Notables of the Le vey family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Le vey family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Le vey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Florence Levey, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • C. Levey, aged 49, who landed in America, in 1894

Le vey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles B. Levey, who emigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • Emma Levey, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1905
  • A. B. Levey, aged 37, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Frank H. Levey, aged 41, who settled in America from High Badin England, in 1908
  • Chas. J. Levey, aged 63, who landed in America from Cape Colony, Capetown, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Le vey (post 1700)


  • Stuart A. Levey, American first Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence
  • Stanley Levey (1914-1971), American journalist for the New York Times, CBS News and Scripps-Howard Newspapers
  • Edgar C. Levey (1881-1962), American politician, 42nd Speaker of the California Assembly
  • Brian Levey (b. 1984), American soccer goalkeeper for the Real Maryland Monarchs
  • Sir Michael Vincent Levey LVO (1927-2008), British art historian, Director of the National Gallery (1973 to 1986)
  • Gregory Levey (b. 1978), Canadian journalist from Toronto
  • Elliot Levey, English stage, television and film actor
  • Barnett Levey (1798-1837), Australian pioneer

The Le vey Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Aide dieu au second Chretien Levis
Motto Translation: God help the second Chretien Levis


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