Lovat History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Important Dates for the Lovat family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lovat research. Another 116 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1500 and 1897 are included under the topic Early Lovat History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lovat Spelling Variations
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, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Lovat family
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)
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