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Early Origins of the Levick family

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] 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.

Early History of the Levick family

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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.

Early Notables of the Levick family (pre 1700)

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Australia Levick migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Levick Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Levick, English convict who was convicted in Devonport, Greater Manchester, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Burrell" on 22nd July 1830, arriving in New South Wales [2]

New Zealand Levick migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

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

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
  • Commander George Levick Street III, American soldier, awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1945

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 5th November 2020). Retrieved from on Facebook