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Multiple Origins for the Surname Lovatt


English


The Lovatt name is derived from the Anglo-Norman French word "louvet," meaning a "wolf cub." It is thought to have originally been a nickname which came to be a surname.

Lovatt Early Origins



The surname Lovatt was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of lands held by the great Norman Baron William Louvet who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086 who was also granted lands in Bedford, Northampton, Worcester and Leicester.

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Lovatt Spelling Variations


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Lovatt Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Louvet, Lovet, Lovett, Lovatt and others.

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Lovatt Early History


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Lovatt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lovatt research. Another 230 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1125 is included under the topic Early Lovatt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lovatt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lovatt Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Lovatt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lovatt In Ireland


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Lovatt In Ireland



Some of the Lovatt family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 134 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lovatt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Phineas Lovatt settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1767

Lovatt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Lovatt arrived in New York in 1842
  • Thomas Lovatt settled in Aquaforte in 1871
  • Richard Lovatt in Renews in 1871

Lovatt Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Lovatt settled in King's Cove, Newfoundland in 1821 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • William Lovatt settled in Ferryland, Newfoundland in 1871 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • William Lovatt in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1871 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Lovatt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Maria Lovatt, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Angelina" on April 25, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lovatt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lovatt (post 1700)



  • George I. Lovatt Sr. (1872-1958), American architect, best known for his design of numerous Roman Catholic churches
  • Harold Albert "Harry" Lovatt (1905-1984), English footballer
  • Mark Lovatt (b. 1971), British road racing cyclist
  • Christine Lovatt (b. 1951), born Mary Christine Evans, an Australian crossword puzzle compiler and co-founder of Lovatts Media Group
  • Stephen Lovatt (b. 1964), New Zealand actor, best known for his role as Max Hoyland on the Australian soap Neighbours

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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The Lovatt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lovatt Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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