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Loveday History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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. Another source claims the name was in fact, Norman "from Loveday, or Loudet [in] Toulouse. William Loveday was a benefactor to the Knights Templars. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)


Early Origins of the Loveday family


The surname Loveday was first found in Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire where Walter Loveday and Richard Loveday were listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. In 1297, William Loveday, of Oxfordshire received a writ of military summons. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Years later, Ralph Loveday was listed in the Writs of Parliament of 1331 and Hugo Lofdey was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Early History of the Loveday family


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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.

Early Notables of the Loveday family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Loveday family to the New World and Oceana


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, who settled in Virginia in 1653
  • Fra Loveday, who landed in Virginia in 1653 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Tho Loveday, who arrived in Virginia in 1654 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas Loveday, who settled in Barbados in 1686

Loveday Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Loveday, who settled in New England in 1772
  • Mary Loveday, who 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
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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 [4]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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Winchester" in 1838 [5]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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ganges" in 1839 [6]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, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Timaru" in 1870
  • Laura Loveday, aged 35, a cook, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1878

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

The Loveday 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


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ 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
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WINCHESTER 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Winchester.htm
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GANGES 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Ganges.gif


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