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The Lovel surname is derived from the Norman French word "lou," meaning "wolf," with the diminutive suffix "el."

Early Origins of the Lovel family


The surname Lovel was first found in Somerset. Robert, Lord of Breherval and Yvery in Normandy is regarded as the progenitor of this family. His father was Eudes, sovereign Duke of Brittany. His is listed in the Roll of Battle Abbey and received from the Conqueror a grant of the Lordships of Kary and Harpetre, in the county of Somerset. He eventually returned to his native Duchy and died a monk in the abbey of Bec, leaving three sons. The eldest, one Ascelin Gouel de Perceval succeeded his father as Lord of Breherval. As a violent man, he acquired the surname "Lupus." In turn his son was surnamed "Lupellus," or little wolf which was softened to "luvel." He had five sons; one of which was Henry, ancestor of Lords Lovel of Kary. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
The Lovels of Tichmersh who had summons to Parliament in 1297 were a baronial family of considerable distinction. By example, Sir Richard Lovel was summoned to Parliament from 1348-1350.

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Early History of the Lovel family

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Early History of the Lovel family


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Lovel Spelling Variations

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Lovel Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Lovell, Lowell, Lovel, Leavell, Lowles and others.

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Early Notables of the Lovel family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Lovel family (pre 1700)


Notable among the family at this time was Francis Lovell, (1454-c. 1487), friend and supporter of Richard III, made Viscount Lovell on January 4th 1483; he...
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Migration of the Lovel family to Ireland

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Migration of the Lovel family to Ireland


Some of the Lovel family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Lovel family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Lovel family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lovel Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Lovel, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Asterope" in 1864

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  1. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.

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