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Multiple Origins for the Surname Le vey


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.

Le vey Early Origins



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

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Le vey Spelling Variations


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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.

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Le vey Early History


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Le vey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Le vey research. Another 435 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1230, 1400, 1720, 1787, 1647 and 1717 are included under the topic Early Le vey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Le vey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Le vey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 16 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Le vey 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:

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.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Le vey (post 1700)


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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

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Motto


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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    11. ...

    The Le vey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Le vey 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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