Early Origins of the Lovat family
The surname Lovat was first found in Buckinghamshire
, where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Lovat family
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Lovat Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Lovatt, Lovat, Lovet, Lovett, Lovit, Lovitt and others.
Early Notables of the Lovat family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lovat family to Ireland
Some of the Lovat family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Lovat family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Daniel Lovett who settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630; Mary, Gertrude, and Robert Lovett settled in Virginia in 1635; Charles, George, John, Robert, Thomas and William Lovett, all arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1840 and 1865.
Contemporary Notables of the name Lovat (post 1700)
- Simon Fraser Lovat (1667-1747), Scottish chief of the Clan Fraser
- Peter Lovat Fraser PC, QC (1945-2013), Baron Fraser of Carmyllie, Scottish politician, Lord Advocate (1989–1992), Solicitor General (1982–1989)