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Multiple Origins for the Surname Levi


Jewish


The name Levi is a proud symbol of ancient Jewish culture. Before the late Middle Ages, people were known only by a single name. However, as the population increased and travelers set out on their journeys, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves. Jewish hereditary surnames were adopted from a variety of different sources.Two of the most common types of Jewish family names are patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Levi is a Jewish name that was originally derived from the Hebrew male given name Levi, which means joining. The name was extremely popular because it was borne by Levi, the son of the Biblical figures Jacob and Leah, who was the Hebrew patriarch and the ancestor of the Levites. The Levites, the Israelite tribe that was not alloted land, were the priests or assistants of the priest in the temple.

Levi Early Origins




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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Levi Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alfred S. Levi, aged 7, who emigrated to America from Wiesbaden, in 1892
  • Amalie Levi, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Saudinbach, in 1892

Levi Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Agostino Levi, aged 23, who settled in America from Campodolcino, Italy, in 1908
  • Abraham Levi, aged 16, who landed in America from Leeds, England, in 1909
  • Adele C. Levi, aged 38, who settled in America, in 1909
  • Adolf Levi, aged 22, who landed in America from Frankfurt, Germany, in 1910
  • Abraham L Levi, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Levi Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Solomon Levi arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1849
  • Ann Levi arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Inconstant" in 1849

Levi Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Levi, aged 20, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name Levi (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Levi (post 1700)



  • David F. Levi (b. 1951), American jurist
  • Wayne John Levi (b. 1952), American golfer
  • Yehuda Levi (b. 1926), Rector and Professor of Electro-optics at the Jerusalem College of Technology
  • Eugenio Elia Levi (1883-1917), Italian mathematician
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Daniel Levi (1888-1966), German mathematician
  • Primo Levi (1919-1987), Italian writer and chemist

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Levi Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    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. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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    The Levi Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Levi 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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