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The surname Lovelace is derived from the Old English word "laweles," which means "lawless" and is ultimately derived from the Old English word "laghles," which means "outlaw." As a surname, Lovelace came from a nickname for a person who was an outlaw, or was uncontrolled or unrestrained. The Gaelic form of the surname Lovelace is Laighléis.

Lovelace Early Origins



The surname Lovelace was first found in Glamorganshire (Welsh: Sir Forgannwg), a region of South Wales, anciently part of the Welsh kingdom of Glywysing, 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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Lovelace Spelling Variations


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Lovelace Spelling Variations



Church officials and medieval scribes often spelled early surnames as they sounded. This practice often resulted in many spelling variations of even a single name. Early versions of the name Lovelace included: Lawless, Lovelace, Lovelass, Loveless and others.

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Lovelace Early History


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Lovelace Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lovelace research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1599, 1564, 1634, 1610, 1626, 1616, 1670, 1618, 1657, 1641, 1693, 1735, 1799, 1789, 1621 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Lovelace History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lovelace Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lovelace Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family up to this time was Richard Lovelace, 1st Baron Lovelace (1564-1634), of Hurley in the County of Berkshire, English MP and peer, High Sheriff of Berkshire (1610) and High Sheriff of Oxfordshire (1626); John Lovelace, 2nd Baron Lovelace (1616-1670), British peer; Richard Lovelace (1618-1657), an English poet...

Another 52 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lovelace 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



Ireland experienced a dramatic decrease in its population during the 19th century. This was in a great measure, a response to England's imperialistic policies. Hunger and disease took the lives of many Irish people and many more chose to leave their homeland to escape the horrific conditions. North America with its promise of work, freedom, and land was an extremely popular destination for Irish families. For those families that survived the journey, all three of these things were often attained through much hard work and perseverance. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Lovelace:

Lovelace Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Lovelace, who arrived in Virginia in 1651

Lovelace Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Lovelace settled in New England in 1764
  • Thomas Lovelace, who arrived in Mississippi in 1798
  • John, Lovelace Sr., who arrived in Mississippi in 1798

Lovelace Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Louiza Lovelace, aged 24, landed in New York in 1854
  • Geo Lovelace, aged 25, landed in New York in 1854

Lovelace Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Maria Lovelace, aged 20, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Stately" in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lovelace (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lovelace (post 1700)



  • Linda Lovelace (1949-2002), born Linda Susan Boreman, American pornographic actress and later bacame a spokeswoman for the anti-pornography movement
  • Houston Lovelace, American Republican politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1964
  • George S. Lovelace, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1924; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1924
  • Frank B. Lovelace, American Republican politician, Mayor of Poughkeepsie, New York, 1925-27
  • Edwin Marshall Lovelace (b. 1854), American Democrat politician, Member of Alabama State Senate 21st District, 1911
  • Eddie C. Lovelace, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 5th District, 1980
  • Carl Lovelace (1878-1941), American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Senate 17th District, 1939-41
  • John A. Lovelace, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1932, 1940
  • R. S. Lovelace, American politician, Candidate for West Virginia State Senate 9th District, 1914
  • Thomas G. Lovelace, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1920
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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: Virtute et numine
Motto Translation: By virtue and prudence.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    2. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    6. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    7. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    8. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    9. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    11. ...

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