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Lovejoy is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name. It was a name given to a person who was a person who because of their personal qualities was referred to as Lovejoy. This nickname surname was originally derived from the Old English word lof and the Old French word joie when combined denoted those individuals who were loving and affectionate.

Lovejoy Early Origins



The surname Lovejoy was first found in Kent where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Lovejoy Spelling Variations


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Lovejoy Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Lovejoy has appeared include Lovejoy, Lovejay, Luvjoy and others.

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Lovejoy Early History


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Lovejoy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lovejoy research. Another 238 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1207 is included under the topic Early Lovejoy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lovejoy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lovejoy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Lovejoy 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Lovejoy arrived in North America very early:

Lovejoy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Lovejoy, who landed in Massachusetts in 1633-1634 [1]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)
  • Roger Lovejoy, who settled in Virginia in 1649

Lovejoy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mark Lovejoy, who landed in Virginia in 1714 [1]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)
  • Andrew Lovejoy, who arrived in Virginia in 1724 [1]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)
  • William Lovejoy, who settled in Virginia in 1729

Lovejoy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Lovejoy, who arrived in New Orleans in 1821
  • C. Lovejoy, who arrived in San Francisco in 1852

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lovejoy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lovejoy (post 1700)



  • Madeline Lovejoy (b. 1998), American actress, known for Bruce Almighty (2003), Barnyard (2006) and Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005)
  • Alexander "Alec" Lovejoy (1893-1946), American actor, known for Murder on Lenox Avenue (1941), Swing! (1938) and Black and Tan (1929)
  • Katie Lovejoy, American Humanitas Prize winning writer
  • Frank Lovejoy (1914-1962), American Primetime Emmy Award nominated film actor, known for his roles in The Adventures of McGraw (1957), House of Wax (1953) and In a Lonely Place (1950)
  • Deirdre Helen Lovejoy (b. 1962), American actress, known for The Wire (2002), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) and Step Up (2006)
  • Arthur Oncken Lovejoy (1873-1962), American philosopher and intellectual historian, former Professor at Johns Hopkins University
  • Asa Lawrence Lovejoy (1808-1882), American pioneer and politician, one of the founders of the city of Portland, Oregon
  • Benjamin N. Lovejoy (b. 1984), American professional NHL ice hockey defenseman
  • Elijah Parish Lovejoy (1802-1837), American Presbyterian minister, journalist, and newspaper editor
  • Dr. Thomas Eugene Lovejoy III, American biologist
  • ... (Another 28 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Lovejoy


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Suggested Readings for the name Lovejoy



  • The Lovejoy Genealogy by Lena Lovejoy Clarke.

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  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. 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.
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  10. 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).
  11. ...

The Lovejoy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lovejoy 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 21 September 2017 at 02:26.

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