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Loveday is an ancient name whose history on English soil dates back to the wave of emigration that followed the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. The name comes from the Old English given name Loveday and the Old English given name Leofdoeg, which is composed of the elements leof, which means dear or beloved, and doeg, which means day. This name was also a nickname for a person who had an association with a loveday which, according to medieval custom, a loveday was a day set aside for reconciliation and settlement of disputes or feuds.

Loveday Early Origins



The surname Loveday was first found in Oxfordshire 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.

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Loveday Spelling Variations


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Loveday Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Loveday, Loveden, Lovedon and others.

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Loveday Early History


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Loveday Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Loveday research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1513, 1558, 1553, 1554, 1546, 1547, 1555 and 1556 are included under the topic Early Loveday History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Loveday Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Loveday Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Loveday Notables 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



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Loveday or a variant listed above:

Loveday Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Loveday settled in Virginia in 1653
  • Fra Loveday, who landed in Virginia in 1653
  • Tho Loveday, who arrived in Virginia in 1654
  • Thomas Loveday, who settled in Barbados in 1686

Loveday Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Loveday settled in New England in 1772
  • Mary Loveday settled in Maryland in 1772

Loveday Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • C. Loveday, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1895
  • D. C. Loveday, aged 85, who landed in America from Southampton, in 1896

Loveday Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ellen Jane Loveday, aged 51, who settled in America from London, in 1903
  • George Arnott Loveday, aged 27, who landed in America from Leeds, in 1903
  • George Reginald Loveday, aged 27, who settled in America from London, in 1904
  • Janet Loveday, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1909
  • George R. Loveday, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Loveday Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Thomas Loveday U.E. who settled in Carleton [Saint John West], New Brunswick, Canada 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

Loveday Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Matthew Loveday arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Winchester" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WINCHESTER 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Winchester.htm
  • Sarah Loveday arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ganges" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GANGES 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Ganges.gif

Loveday Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Loveday arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Timaru" in 1870
  • Laura Loveday, aged 35, a cook, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Loveday (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Loveday (post 1700)



  • John Loveday (1711-1789), English antiquarian from Caversham, Oxfordshire
  • Francis Loveday (1892-1954), English cricketer who played for Essex between 1921 and 1923
  • Thomas Tudor Loveday (1875-1966), English academic, Principal of Southampton University College (1920-1922) and Vice Chancellor of the University of Bristol (1922-1944)
  • The Rt. Rev. David Goodwin Loveday (1896-1985), English Anglican cleric, Bishop of Dorchester (1957-1972)
  • John Stephen Loveday, British experimental physicist
  • Pete Loveday, British underground cartoonist
  • Alexander Loveday (1888-1962), British economist, known for his work with the League of Nations and later as Warden of Nuffield College, Oxford (1950-1954)
  • Leigh Scott Loveday (b. 1973), Welsh video game writer and designer
  • Gary Edward Loveday (b. 1964), former English cricketer

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Cum prima luce
Motto Translation: When the first


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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 Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WINCHESTER 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Winchester.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GANGES 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Ganges.gif

Other References

  1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  11. ...

The Loveday Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Loveday 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 18 February 2016 at 05:03.

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