Louvain History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Louvain family
The surname Louvain was first found in Normandy, France where the family are believed to originally of Lovergne near Calais, and then branched to Brabant, and later to Kent in England.
William de Loven is mentioned in Normandy 1180-95 (Magna Rotul. Scaccarii Normanniæ) 
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list Robert de Lovent, John his son, and Henry de Lovent, in Buckinghamshire; and later, William de Lovent in Bedfordshire, during the reign of Edward I.
"Unless this be an interpolation, it cannot refer to the noble family of Lovaine of Estains in Essex, who descended from Henry IV., Duke of Brabant, by Maud, daughter of Matthew, Earl of Flanders. Their ancestor Godfrey was this Duke's younger son, and held in 1200 the Honour of Eye in Suffolk, which had been given to the Duchess of Lovaine in Richard I.'s time." 
Jovelyn Louvaine was brother of Queen Adeliza, second wife of King Henry I. Jocelyn's father was Godfrey Barbatus, Duke of Lorraine and Count of Brabant who was descended from Charlemagne. He received as a wedding gift from Adeliza of the honor of Petworth in Sussex which held 21 knights' fees. He also received many other domains throughout the southern counties and married into the distinguished Percys of the north by his marriage to Agnes de Percy.
Early History of the Louvain family
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Louvain Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Lovaine, Lovayne, Loverne, Loving, Luving, Lovings, Luvayn, Luvayne, Loveyn, Loveyne, Lovaigne, Louverne, Lavainge, Lavayne, Louvaine, Louvayne and many more.
Early Notables of the Louvain family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Louvain family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Casimir Lovain, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1807.
Contemporary Notables of the name Louvain (post 1700) +
- Michel Louvain OC (1937-2021), French Canadian singer most popular in Quebec the 1960s and 1970s
Related Stories +
- ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
- ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 2 of 3