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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.

Lovely Early Origins



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.

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Lovely Spelling Variations


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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.

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Lovely Early History


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Lovely Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lovely research. Another 275 words (20 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.

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Lovely Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lovely Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Lovely 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



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
  • Elizabeth Lovely, who arrived in Maryland in 1658

Lovely Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Lovely, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1802
  • 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 Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Lovely arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bengal" in 1850

Lovely Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Emily Lovely arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blairgowrie" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lovely (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lovely (post 1700)



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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    11. ...

    The Lovely Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lovely 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 18 January 2016 at 11:07.

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