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Love is a name that dates far back into the mists of early British history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes. It is derived from an Old English personal name Lufu which affectionately referred to Love. The surname Love was adopted in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. After the Norman Conquest, the Old English naming system gradually dissolved. Old English names became less common and were replaced by popular continental European names. The earliest surnames in England were found shortly after the Norman Conquest and are of Norman French rather than native English origins.

Love Early Origins



The surname Love was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Love Spelling Variations


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Love Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Love are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Love include: Love, Lufe, Luf and others.

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Love Early History


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Love Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Love research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1095, 1470, 1596, 1661, 1608, 1682 and 1610 are included under the topic Early Love History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Love Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Love Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Richard Love (1596-1661), an English churchman and academic, Master of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, member of the Westminster Assembly, and Dean of Ely; Nicholas Love (1608-1682), an English...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Love Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Love In Ireland


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Love In Ireland



Some of the Love family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 121 words (9 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Love or a variant listed above:

Love Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Agnes Love, who arrived in New England in 1634
  • Valentine Love, aged 18, landed in Barbados in 1635
  • Tho Love, who arrived in Virginia in 1636
  • Jon Love, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • Richard Love settled in Virginia in 1642
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Love Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eliz Love, who arrived in Virginia in 1703
  • Giles Love, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • Sara Love, who landed in Virginia in 1704
  • Charity Love, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • David Love settled in Boston in 1763
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Love Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anne Love, who arrived in America in 1805
  • M Love, who landed in America in 1805
  • George Love, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808
  • Elias Love, who arrived in South Carolina in 1808
  • Samuel Love, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Love Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Love, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mr. James Love U.E. who settled in Saint Johns, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Love Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ephrem Love, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Billow" in 1833
  • Isabella Love, aged 23, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Highlander" in 1834
  • Joseph Love, who arrived in Canada in 1836

Love Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Matilda Love, aged 21, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Prince Regent"
  • John Love arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duncan" in 1849
  • Matilda Love, aged 21, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1849
  • James Love, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
  • James Love, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Joseph Somes" in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Love Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Love landed in Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand in 1830
  • John Love landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Daniel Love landed in Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand in 1840
  • Janet Love, aged 29, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "England" in 1872
  • Hugh Love, aged 9, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "England" in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Love (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Love (post 1700)



  • George M. Love (1831-1887), American Civil War Medal of Honor recipient
  • Kermit Ernest Hollingshead Love (1916-2008), American puppeteer, costume designer, Muppet builder, best known for his work on Sesame Street
  • Shirley Love (b. 1940), American operatic mezzo-soprano
  • Michael Edward "Mike" Love (b. 1941), American singer/songwriter and musician with The Beach Boys
  • Stanley G. Love PH.D. (b. 1965), American scientist and NASA Astronaut with over 306 hours in space
  • Anna Love, American Republican politician, Member of New York Republican State Committee, 1950
  • Alexander B. Love, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1908
  • A. Kingsley Love, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1928; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland 5th District, 1930, 1939
  • Audrey Love, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 2000, 2008
  • B. Eugene Love, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 1st District, 1948
  • ... (Another 106 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Love Historic Events


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Love Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Snowden Edward Love (1920-1941), Australian Stoker from Redfern, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Herbert W Love (b. 1900), English Leading Stoker serving for the Royal Navy from Bristol, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849

Other References

  1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. 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).
  4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

The Love Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Love 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.

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