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The Level surname is derived from the Norman French word "lou," meaning "wolf," with the diminutive suffix "el."

Level Early Origins



The surname Level was first found in Somerset. Robert, Lord of Breherval and Yvery in Normandy is regarded as the progenitor of this family. His father was Eudes, sovereign Duke of Brittany. His is listed in the Roll of Battle Abbey and received from the Conqueror a grant of the Lordships of Kary and Harpetre, in the county of Somerset. He eventually returned to his native Duchy and died a monk in the abbey of Bec, leaving three sons. The eldest, one Ascelin Gouel de Perceval succeeded his father as Lord of Breherval. As a violent man, he acquired the surname "Lupus." In turn his son was surnamed "Lupellus," or little wolf which was softened to "luvel." He had five sons; one of which was Henry, ancestor of Lords Lovel of Kary. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
The Lovels of Tichmersh who had summons to Parliament in 1297 were a baronial family of considerable distinction. By example, Sir Richard Lovel was summoned to Parliament from 1348-1350.

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Level Spelling Variations


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Level Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lovell, Lowell, Lovel, Leavell, Lowles and others.

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Level Early History


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Level Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Level research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1454, 1487, 1483, 1631 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Level History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Level Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Level Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family at this time was Francis Lovell, (1454-c. 1487), friend and supporter of Richard III, made Viscount Lovell on January 4th 1483; he...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Level Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Level In Ireland


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Level In Ireland



Some of the Level family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 51 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Level Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Margarita Blanco Level, aged 20, originally from Caracas, Venezuela, So American, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Zulia" from Curacao, DWI [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J677-X2Q : 6 December 2014), Margarita Blanco Level, 21 Apr 1919; citing departure port Curacao, DWI, arrival port New York, ship name Zulia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Vernon B. Level, aged 22, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Henry Clay" from London, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67C-YZ8 : 6 December 2014), Vernon B. Level, 01 Nov 1919; citing departure port London, arrival port New York, ship name Henry Clay, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Ernest Level, aged 28, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Espagne" from Le Havre, France [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67J-YJ8 : 6 December 2014), Ernest Level, 15 May 1919; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name Espagne, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Level (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Level (post 1700)



  • Léon Level (1910-1949), French professional road bicycle racer
  • Annick Level (1942-1964), French fencer at the 1964 and 1968 Summer Olympics
  • Maurice Level (1875-1926), French writer, known for his essay Supernatural Horror in Literature (1927)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J677-X2Q : 6 December 2014), Margarita Blanco Level, 21 Apr 1919; citing departure port Curacao, DWI, arrival port New York, ship name Zulia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67C-YZ8 : 6 December 2014), Vernon B. Level, 01 Nov 1919; citing departure port London, arrival port New York, ship name Henry Clay, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67J-YJ8 : 6 December 2014), Ernest Level, 15 May 1919; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name Espagne, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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The Level Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Level 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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