Liversidge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
- Origins Available:
Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Liversidge is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the township of Liversedge located in the parish of Bristall just miles from Leeds.
Early Origins of the Liversidge family
The surname Liversidge was first found in West Yorkshire at Liversedge, a township that dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Livresec,  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."  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 Liversidge family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Liversidge research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1439, 1670 and 1758 are included under the topic Early Liversidge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Liversidge Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Liversidge has been spelled many different ways, including Leversage, Leverage, Leveredge, Leverich, Leverick, Leveridge, Leversage, Leversedge, Liversage, Livesage, Liveredge, Liverich and many more.
Early Notables of the Liversidge family (pre 1700)
Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Liversidge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Liversidge migration to the United States +
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Liversidges to arrive in North America:
Liversidge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Richard Liversidge, who settled in Virginia in 1635
- Richard Liversidge, aged 24, who landed in Virginia in 1635 
Liversidge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Mrs. Thomas Liversidge, aged 25, who immigrated to the United States, in 1893
- Thomas Liversidge, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1893
Liversidge Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Sarah Liversidge, aged 37, who immigrated to the United States from Liverpool, England in 1900
- Louise Liversidge, aged 50, who landed in America, in 1911
- Rae Liversidge, aged 1, who settled in America from Doncester, England, in 1914
- Evelyn Liversidge, aged 25, who immigrated to the United States from Doncester, England, in 1914
- Louisa Liversidge, aged 63, who settled in America, in 1922
- ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Liversidge migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Liversidge Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Albert Liversidge, aged 31, who immigrated to Moose Jaw, Sask, Canada, in 1912
Contemporary Notables of the name Liversidge (post 1700) +
- Pamela Liversidge OBE (b. 1949), English mechanical engineer, first female president of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
- Archibald Liversidge (1847-1927), English-born, Australian chemist, founder of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science
- Reuben Liversidge, Australian actor, best known for his role as Anthony in the Australian television series Round The Twist
- Richard Liversidge (1926-2003), South African naturalist
Related Stories +
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ 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)