The Livengood surname comes from a Middle English given name Lefwine, which in turn comes from the Old English elements "leof," which meant "dear" or "beloved," and "wine," which meant "friend."
Early Origins of the Livengood family
The surname Livengood was first found in Shropshire
where the family was anciently seated.
Early History of the Livengood family
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Livengood Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations
are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Livengood has been recorded under many different variations, including Lewin, Lewins, Lewens, Lewinson and others.
Early Notables of the Livengood family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Justinian Lewyn (Lewen) knighted May 12, 1661; and John Lowin (1576-1659), an English actor, became associated with the theatrical world by 1602. Born in... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Livengood Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Livengood family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England
, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Livengoods were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:
Livengood Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- F. M. Livengood, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1906
- William W. Livengood, aged 28, who settled in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1910
- Samuel O. Livengood, aged 21, who emigrated to Tanesville, Ohio, in 1914
- Alice Livengood, aged 34, who settled in Green Mountain Falls, Colorado, in 1924
- Fay Livengood, aged 36, who settled in Green Mountain Falls, Colorado, in 1924
Contemporary Notables of the name Livengood (post 1700)
- Scott Livengood (b. 1952), American owner and chief executive officer of Dewey’s Bakery, Inc. founded in 1930, former CEO of Krispy Kreme Corporation
- Wesley Amos Livengood (1910-1996), American professional baseball player, scout and manager
- Victoria Livengood (b. 1959), American opera singer
- Henry L. Livengood (1933-1988), American politician, Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1977-1988)