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Livi History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Livi, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Livi, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful Ile de France region. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.The Livi family originally derived its surname from the name of the place in Levy Saint Nom in Ile de France.

Early Origins of the Livi family

The surname Livi was first found in Ile-de-France, where this remarkable family has been traced since the 12th century.

Early History of the Livi family

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Livi Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lévis, Lévi, Lévie, Le Vie, de Lévis, de Lévie, de Lévis, Lévy, Levison, Levisonne, Levisonnes, Levisson, Levissonne, Levissonnes, Levisons, Levissons, Levisont, Levisonts, Levisond, Levisonds, Levey, Lévee, Levis and many more.

Early Notables of the Livi family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Livi family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Mary Levis settled in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1767; Elizabeth Levis, aged 24; settled in Philadelphia in 1820; C. B. Levison settled in Philadelphia in 1858.

Contemporary Notables of the name Livi (post 1700)

  • Ivo Livi (1921-1991), birth name of Yves Montand, a French actor and singer
  • Piero Livi (1925-2015), Italian director and screenwriter
  • Grazia Livi (1930-2015), Italian author and journalist

The Livi Motto

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Aide dieu au second Chretien Levis
Motto Translation: God help the second Chretien Levis

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