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Multiple Origins for the Surname Levitt


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Levitt Early Origins



The surname Levitt was first found in Buckinghamshire, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Levitt Spelling Variations


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Levitt Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lovatt, Lovat, Lovet, Lovett, Lovit, Lovitt and others.

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Levitt Early History


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Levitt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Levitt research. Another 354 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1500 and 1897 are included under the topic Early Levitt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Levitt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Levitt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Levitt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Levitt In Ireland


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Levitt In Ireland



Some of the Levitt family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 59 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Levitt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Levitt, aged 16, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Navarino"

Levitt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Levitt, aged 29, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alumbagh" in 1875
  • Emily Levitt, aged 24, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alumbagh" in 1875
  • George Levitt, aged 1, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alumbagh" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Levitt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Levitt (post 1700)



  • Michael Levitt FRS (1947-2013), South African-born, American biophysicist and a professor of structural biology at Stanford University, recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
  • William Jaird Levitt (1907-1994), American real-estate developer, often credited as the creator of modern American suburbia

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Levitt Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    9. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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    The Levitt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Levitt 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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