Lovely History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Anglo-Saxon name Lovely come from its first bearer, who was a dandy or one who wore his hair in locks. The surname Lovely survived Norman influence after the Norman Conquest of 1066 and maintained its Saxon roots. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Early Origins of the Lovely family

The surname Lovely was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat. Igod Luveloc held a family seat in Suffolk in 1283. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name proliferated in the London area.

Important Dates for the Lovely family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lovely research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1455, 1487, and 1594 are included under the topic Early Lovely History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lovely Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Lovely has been spelled many different ways, including Lovelock, Luvelock, Luvelok, Luveloc, Loveluck and many more.

Early Notables of the Lovely family (pre 1700)

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Lovely migration to the United States

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Lovelys to arrive in North America:

Lovely Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Lovely, who landed in Maryland in 1651-1658 [1]
  • Elizabeth Lovely, who arrived in Maryland in 1658 [1]
Lovely Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Lovely, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1802 [1]
  • P. Lovely, aged 21, who landed in America from Scotland, in 1894
Lovely Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Isaac S. Lovely, aged 50, who landed in America from London, England, in 1900
  • Arpad Lovely, aged 1, who landed in America from Endrod, in 1903
  • Gertrude Lovely, aged 41, who settled in America from Johannesburg, S. Af., in 1905
  • William Lovely, aged 40, who landed in America from France, in 1905
  • Chas. Lovely, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lovely migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Lovely Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Lovely, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bengal" in 1850 [2]

Lovely migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Lovely Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Emily Lovely, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blairgowrie" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Lovely (post 1700)

  • Timothy J. Lovely, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1996 [3]
  • Thomas J. Lovely, American politician, First Selectman of Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1910 [3]
  • John A. Lovely, American politician, Justice of Minnesota State Supreme Court, 1900-05; Resigned 1905 [3]
  • Robert Lovely (b. 1962), American professional football player
  • Stephen Lovely, American author
  • Gerard Carlton "Pete" Lovely (1926-2011), American racecar driver and businessman
  • Louise Lovely (1895-1980), the first Australian motion picture actress to find success in America

Citations

  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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BENGAL 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Bengal.gif
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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