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Multiple Origins for the Surname Levy


French


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 Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Ann Levy, aged 34 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Marinas" departing from the port of Dublin, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in October 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 39)
  • Miss. Bridget Levy, aged 18 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Marinas" departing from the port of Dublin, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 39)
  • Mr. Michael Levy, aged 38 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Marinas" departing from the port of Dublin, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 39)

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 [2]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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Flora" in 1851 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY FLORA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851LadyFlora.htm
  • Harriett Levy, aged 22, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Victoria Regia"
  • Anne Levy, aged 23, a housemaid, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Navarino" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Friday 22nd February 1856. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1856. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1856.shtml.
  • Julia Levy, aged 18, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Escort"

Levy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Levy, aged 21, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Oriental" in 1840
  • Solomon Levy, aged 23, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Oriental" in 1840
  • Solomon Levy, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship "Himalaya"
  • Benjamin Levy, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842
  • George Levy, who 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

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


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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. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 39)
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY FLORA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851LadyFlora.htm
  4. ^ South Australian Register Friday 22nd February 1856. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1856. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1856.shtml.

Other References

  1. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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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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