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Levick Early Origins



The surname Levick was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Lestwich, held by Richard de Vernon, a Norman Baron, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. Lestwich was a large village on the banks of the River Dane notable for its Lea Grange Farm.

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Levick Spelling Variations


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Levick Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lestwich, Leftwich, Lestwick, Leftwick, Lestwiche, Leftwicke, Lesswich, Lesswick, Leastwich, Leastwick, Leffick and many more.

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Levick Early History


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Levick Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Levick research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1424, 1505, 1535, 119,, 142, and 187. are included under the topic Early Levick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Levick Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Levick Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Levick 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:

Levick Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Levick, aged 43, a mason, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • Arthur Levick, aged 20, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Levick (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Levick (post 1700)



  • Bernie Levick (b. 1963), English professional footballer
  • Deryck Cyril Levick (1929-2004), English cricketer
  • George Murray Levick (1876-1956), British Antarctic explorer, and founder of the British Schools Exploring Society
  • Barbara M. Levick (b. 1931), British historian, specializing in ancient history

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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The Levick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Levick 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 19 February 2013 at 18:25.

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