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Levy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: French , Jewish


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.


Early Origins of the Levy family


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

Early History of the Levy family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Levy research.
Another 218 words (16 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Levy family (pre 1700)


More information is included under the topic Early Levy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Levy family to the New World and Oceana


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
  • Mrs. Emma Levy, (b. 1826), aged 27, Cornish domestic servant departing from Plymouth on 14th January 1853 aboard the ship "Earl Grey" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 2nd May 1853 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  • 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" [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Friday 22nd February 1856. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1856. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1856.shtml.
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Levy (post 1700)


  • Salomón Cohen Levy (1927-2018), American civil engineer and real estate businessman
  • 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
  • André Lévy (1925-2017), French sinologist
  • Major-General Ren Lévy (1879-1958), French Head of Intendant Service, 6th Military Region (1936) [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) Ren LÚvy. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/L%C3%A9vy/Ren%C3%A9/France.html
  • Major-General Lucien-Meyer Lévy (1876-1943), French Director of Army Central Laboratory of Bacteriological Research & Serology (1938) [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) Lucien-Meyer LÚvy. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/L%C3%A9vy/Lucien-Meyer/France.html
  • 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
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Levy family



Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Andrew  Levy (1887-1917), Canadian resident from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  • Miss Rita Marie  Levy (1914-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the explosion but later died due to injuries [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Albert P Levy (b. 1918), English Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Reading, Berkshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

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 [10]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

Suggested Readings for the name Levy


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

The Levy 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


  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. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  5. ^ South Australian Register Friday 22nd February 1856. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1856. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1856.shtml.
  6. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) Ren LÚvy. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/L%C3%A9vy/Ren%C3%A9/France.html
  7. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) Lucien-Meyer LÚvy. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/L%C3%A9vy/Lucien-Meyer/France.html
  8. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  9. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  10. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html


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