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Noble surnames, such as Levy, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Levy, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful Ile de France region. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.The Levy family originally derived its surname from the name of the place in Levy Saint Nom in Ile de France.

Levy Early Origins



The surname Levy was first found in Ile-de-France, where this remarkable family has been traced since the 12th century.

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Levy Spelling Variations


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Levy Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lévis, Lévi, Lévie, Le Vie, de Lévis, de Lévie, de Lévis, Lévy, Levison, Levisonne, Levisonnes, Levisson, Levissonne, Levissonnes, Levisons, Levissons, Levisont, Levisonts, Levisond, Levisonds, Levey, Lévee, Levis and many more.

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Levy Early History


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Levy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Levy research. Another 435 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1230, 1400, 1720, 1787, 1647 and 1717 are included under the topic Early Levy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Levy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Levy Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 16 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Levy 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:

Levy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Asser (Asher) Levy (died 1680), was one of the first Jewish settlers in 1654 of the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam on Manhattan Island.

Levy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ann Levy, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Angelina" on April 25, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844
  • Frederick Levy arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Flora" in 1851
  • Harriett Levy, aged 22, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Victoria Regia"
  • Anne Levy, aged 23, a housemaid, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Navarino"
  • Julia Levy, aged 18, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Escort"

Levy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Levy, aged 21, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Oriental" in 1840
  • Solomon Levy, aged 23, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Oriental" in 1840
  • Solomon Levy landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship "Himalaya"
  • Benjamin Levy landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842
  • George Levy landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1843 aboard the ship "Tyrian"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Levy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Levy (post 1700)



  • Marvin David Levy (1932-2015), American composer, best known for his opera Mourning Becomes Electra
  • Clifford J. Levy, American co-winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting
  • Marion Pauline Levy (1910-1990), original name of Paulette Goddard, American film and theatre actress
  • Major-General Ren Lévy (1879-1958), French Head of Intendant Service, 6th Military Region (1936)
  • Major-General Lucien-Meyer Lévy (1876-1943), French Director of Army Central Laboratory of Bacteriological Research & Serology (1938)
  • Eugene Levy (b. 1946), Canadian actor, television director, producer, musician, and writer
  • David H. Levy (b. 1948), Canadian astronomer and science writer most famous for his co-discovery in 1993 of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9
  • David Neil Laurence Levy (b. 1945), Scottish International Master of chess
  • Azriel Levy (b. 1934), Israeli mathematician, logician, and a professor emeritus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Moshe Levy (b. 1927), Israeli Emeritus Professor of chemistry
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Levy Historic Events


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Levy Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Andrew  Levy (1887-1917), Canadian resident from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Miss Rita Marie  Levy (1914-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917 but later died due to injuries

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Albert P Levy (b. 1918), English Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Reading, Berkshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. René Jacques Levy (d. 1912), aged 36, Canadian Second Class passenger from Montreal, Quebec who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Levy


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Suggested Readings for the name Levy



  • Genealogy of the Goldman, Levy (et al) Families by Douglas Edward Goldman.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Aide dieu au second Chretien Levis
Motto Translation: God help the second Chretien Levis


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
  10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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The Levy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Levy 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.

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