The ancestors of the name Liversedge date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the township of Liversedge located in the parish of Bristall just miles from Leeds.
Early Origins of the Liversedge family
The surname Liversedge was first found in West Yorkshire
at Liversedge, a township that dates back to the Domesday Book
where it was listed as Livresec, CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
a manor belonging to Radulf, a vassal of Ilbert de Lacy. The place name probably means "edge or ridge of a man called Leofhere," from the Old English personal name
+ "ecg." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The township includes the hamlets of Millbridge, Littletown, Hightown, the Heights, and Robert-Town. Liversedge Hall was anciently the property of the Neville family, lords of the manor. Today the hall is in ruins and slight remains can be seen.
Early History of the Liversedge family
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Liversedge Spelling Variations
Liversedge has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Liversedge have been found, including Leversage, Leverage, Leveredge, Leverich, Leverick, Leveridge, Leversage, Leversedge, Liversage, Livesage, Liveredge, Liverich and many more.
Early Notables of the Liversedge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Liversedge family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Liversedge Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- John Liversedge, aged 34, a farm labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
- Emma Liversedge, aged 28, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
- John William Liversedge, aged 7, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
- Henry Liversedge, aged 4, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865