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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, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Navarino" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1857.shtml.

Levitt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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


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Citations



  1. ^ South Australian Register. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1857.shtml.

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  5. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  8. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
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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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