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Levi History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: French, 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.

Early Origins of the Levi family



Migration of the Levi family to the New World and Oceana


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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849DavidMalcolm.htm
  • Ann Levi, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Inconstant" in 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The INCONSTANT the Voyage - 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Inconstant.htm

Levi Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

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
  • John Levi Sheppard (1852-1902), American Democrat politician, State court judge in Texas, 1886-96; U.S. Representative from Texas 4th District, 1899-1902; Died in office 1902
  • Clinton Levi Merriam (1824-1900), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from New York, 1871-75 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Walter Levi Payne, American Republican politician, Kansas State Treasurer, 1917-21 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Julius Levi Strong (1828-1872), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives, 1852, 1855; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 1st District, 1869-72

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Citations


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849DavidMalcolm.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The INCONSTANT the Voyage - 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Inconstant.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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