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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Livesay is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the township of Livesey which was in the parish of Blackburn in the county of Lancashire. The Livesay surname is a Habitation name that was originally derived from the place-names of pre-existing towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Livesay Early Origins



The surname Livesay was first found in Lancashire at Livesey, a township, in the parish, union, and Lower division of the hundred of Blackburn. "This place gave name to a family who resided here, and were owners of the greater part of the township. James Levesey, in the reign of Edward VI. held the estate as a manor, as did his descendant, James Levesey, in the 9th of James I." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Livesay Spelling Variations


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Livesay 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. Livesay has been spelled many different ways, including Livesey, Liversay, Liversey, Livezey and others.

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Livesay Early History


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Livesay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Livesay research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Livesay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Livesay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Livesay Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Livesay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Livesays to arrive in North America:

Livesay Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Gilbert Livesay, who arrived in Maryland in 1680

Livesay Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Livesay, aged 3, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896

Livesay Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Althea M. Livesay, aged 33, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Althea Livesay, aged 34, who settled in America, in 1911
  • Charles Livesay, aged 38, who settled in America from Gosport, Eng., in 1912
  • Robert O'Hara Livesay, aged 36, who settled in America from London, England, in 1913
  • Francis H. E. Livesay, aged 65, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Livesay Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Livesay, aged 27, a bootmaker, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Standard"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Livesay (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Livesay (post 1700)



  • Major-General William G. Livesay (1895-1979), American Commandant of the Armored Center & School (1948-1950)
  • Admiral Sir Michael Howard Livesay KCB (1936-2003), senior Royal Navy officer, Second Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Personnel
  • Dorothy Kathleen May Livesay OC, OBC, FRSC (1909-1996), Canadian two-time Governor General Award winning poet
  • Augustus Frederick "A. F." Livesay (1807-1879), British architect

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  11. ...

The Livesay Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Livesay Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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