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Noble surnames, such as Levi, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Levi, 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 Levi family originally derived its surname from the name of the place in Levy Saint Nom in Ile de France.

Levi Early Origins



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

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Levi Spelling Variations


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Levi 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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Levi Early History


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Levi Early History



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

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Levi Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Levi Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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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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. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    5. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    9. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    11. ...

    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 13 October 2014 at 11:11.

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