Levishagh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Levishagh is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the township of Liversedge located in the parish of Bristall just miles from Leeds.
Early Origins of the Levishagh family
The surname Levishagh was first found in West Yorkshire at Liversedge, a township that dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Livresec,  a manor belonging to Radulf, a vassal of Ilbert de Lacy. The place name probably means "edge or ridge of a man called Leofhere," from the Old English personal name + "ecg."  The township includes the hamlets of Millbridge, Littletown, Hightown, the Heights, and Robert-Town. Liversedge Hall was anciently the property of the Neville family, lords of the manor. Today the hall is in ruins and slight remains can be seen.
Early History of the Levishagh family
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Levishagh Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Levishagh family name include Leversage, Leverage, Leveredge, Leverich, Leverick, Leveridge, Leversage, Leversedge, Liversage, Livesage, Liveredge, Liverich and many more.
Early Notables of the Levishagh family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Levishagh family
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Levishagh surname or a spelling variation of the name include: William Leveredge, who settled in New England in 1633; Sarah Leveredge settled in Barbados in 1663; Henry Leverage settled in Boston in 1635; William Leveridge settled in Salem in 1633.
- Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)