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The ancient history of the Livesey name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in the township of Livesey which was in the parish of Blackburn in the county of Lancashire. The Livesey surname is a Habitation name that was originally derived from the place-names of pre-existing towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Livesey Early Origins



The surname Livesey 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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Livesey Spelling Variations


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Livesey Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Livesey include Livesey, Liversay, Liversey, Livezey and others.

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Livesey Early History


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Livesey Early History



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

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Livesey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Livesey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Livesey 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Livesey or a variant listed above:

Livesey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mark Livesey, who landed in Maryland in 1649-1650

Livesey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Livesey settled in Philadelphia in 1833
  • James Livesey, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1835
  • Thomas Livesey arrived in Philadelphia in 1863
  • James Livesey, aged 52, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • Arthur Livesey, aged 16, who emigrated to America from Blackburn, in 1899

Livesey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ida Livesey, aged 2, who settled in America from Burnley, England, in 1907
  • Lina Livesey, aged 26, who landed in America from Burnley, England, in 1907
  • Anthony Samuel Livesey, aged 18, who landed in America from Levenshulme, England, in 1910
  • George Livesey, aged 24, who landed in America from Bolton, England, in 1910
  • Anna Livesey, aged 46, who emigrated to the United States from Preston, England, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Livesey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Livesey, aged 29, a blacksmith, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Caroline"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Livesey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Livesey (post 1700)



  • William "Bill" Livesey, American baseball manager and executive
  • Joseph William Livesey (1794-1884), English temperance campaigner, social reformer, local politician, newspaper proprietor and philanthropist
  • Charles Edward "Charlie" Livesey (1938-2005), English footballer
  • Daniel Richard "Danny" Livesey (b. 1984), English football player
  • Sir Michael Livesey (b. 1614), 1st Baronet, English regicide of King Charles I
  • Sir Harry Livesey GBE (1860-1932), British civil engineer
  • Margot Livesey (b. 1953), Scottish born writer
  • Barry Livesey (b. 1959), British stage and film actor
  • Jack Livesey (1901-1961), British film actor
  • Anthony "Tony" Livesey (b. 1964), British journalist and broadcaster
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Livesey Historic Events


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Livesey Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Reginald Livesey, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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See Also


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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. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  11. ...

The Livesey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Livesey 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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