Liversedge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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, [1] 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." [2] 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.

Important Dates for the Liversedge family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Liversedge research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1439, 1670 and 1758 are included under the topic Early Liversedge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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Liversedge 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:

Liversedge Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Liversedge, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 8th December 1863 [3]
  • 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

Citations

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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