Livings History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Livings family

The surname Livings was first found in Westmorland where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century where they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Livings family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Livings research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1435, 1095, 1412, 1556, 1455, 1487, 1678, 1678, 1607, 1625, 1698, 1673, 1698 and 1693 are included under the topic Early Livings History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Livings Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Levins, Levinz, Leving, Levings, Living, Livins, Levinge and many more.

Early Notables of the Livings family (pre 1700)

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Australia Livings migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Livings Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Livings, English convict who was convicted in Bristol, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Egyptian" on 5th April 1839, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [1]
  • Mr. George Livings, English convict who was convicted in Bristol, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Clara" on 28th January 1864, arriving in Western Australia, Australia [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Livings (post 1700) +

  • Nathaniel Joseph Livings (b. 1982), American NFL football guard for the Dallas Cowboys
  • Henry Livings (1929-1998), English playwright and screenwriter, active in British television and theatre from the 1960s to the 1990s
  • Martin Livings (b. 1970), Australian Ditmar Award and Aurealis Award nominated author of horror, fantasy and science fiction


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 26th January 2022). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/egyptian
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 16th February 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/clara


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