Livermore History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Livermore is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Livermore family once lived in the parish of Great Livermere on the nearby parish of Little Livermere, which lie about six miles from the Abbey of Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk. he surname Livermore belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Livermore family

The surname Livermore was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Livermore family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Livermore research. Another 72 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1273 is included under the topic Early Livermore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Livermore Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Livermore family name include Livermore, Livermere, Levermore and others.

Early Notables of the Livermore family (pre 1700)

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Livermore migration to the United States

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Livermore surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Livermore Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Livermore from Little Thurlow who arrived on the ship "Francis," and settled in New Haven Conn. in 1634
  • John Livermore, who arrived in Connecticut in 1634 [1]
  • Edward Livermore, who arrived in Maryland in 1675
  • Edward Livermore, who landed in Maryland in 1675 [1]
Livermore Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mary Livermore, a bonded passenger who settled in America in 1750
Livermore Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Rosetta Livermore, aged 21, who arrived in New York in 1862 [1]

Livermore migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Livermore Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Verby Livermore, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Mr. Moses Livermore U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]

Livermore migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Livermore Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Esther Livermore, aged 20, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Telegraph"

Livermore migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Livermore Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Livermore, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Kingston" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 29th December 1858 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Livermore (post 1700)

  • Samuel Livermore (1786-1833), American lawyer and legal writer
  • John Sealy Livermore (b. 1918), American geologist
  • Norman Banks "Ike" Livermore Jr. (1911-2006), California environmentalist, lumber industry executive and state official
  • Arthur Livermore (1766-1853), United States Representative from New Hampshire
  • Samuel Livermore (1732-1803), American politician
  • Robert Thomas Livermore (1799-1858), American rancher and landowner in the early days of California
  • Mary Ashton Livermore (1820-1905), American reformer
  • Larry Livermore (b. 1947), American musician, record producer and music journalist, best known as the founder of Lookout Records
  • Douglas Ernest Livermore (b. 1947), former English professional footballer and manager
  • Jake Cyril L. Livermore (b. 1989), English professional footballer
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Livermore family

RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Vernon Livermore, English First Waiter from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [4]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
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