Loveridge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Loveridge came from the baptismal name Loefhere, deriving its origin from the Old English word Leofhering meaning beloved army. Baptismal names began to appear as surnames relatively late in the growth of the naming tradition. This is a little surprising, given the popularity of biblical figures in the Christian countries of Europe. Nevertheless, surnames derived from baptismal names grew in popularity during the Middle Ages, and have become one of the foremost sources for surnames.

Early Origins of the Loveridge family

The surname Loveridge was first found in Surrey 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.

Important Dates for the Loveridge family

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Loveridge Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Loveridge has been recorded under many different variations, including Lovering, Loveridge and others.

Early Notables of the Loveridge family (pre 1700)

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Loveridge migration to the United States

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Loveridge or a variant listed above:

Loveridge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Loveridge, who landed in Maryland in 1664 [1]
Loveridge Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Benjamin Loveridge, who arrived in New England in 1716 [1]
Loveridge Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Samuel Loveridge, aged 42, originally from Balboa, C. Z., who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Colon" from Cristobal, Canal Zone [2]
  • Joseph Loveridge, aged 21, originally from England, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Michigan" from London, England [3]
  • Katherine Loveridge, aged 17, originally from Llanelly, Wales, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Imperator" from Southampton, England [4]
  • Henry Loveridge, aged 30, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Hubert" from Manaos, Brazil [5]

Loveridge migration to Australia

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

Loveridge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Loveridge, who arrived in Glenelg Roads aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1838 [6]
  • Maria Loveridge, who arrived in Glenelg Roads aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1838 [6]

Loveridge 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:

Loveridge Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Loveridge, (b. 1799), aged 43, English agricultural labourer born in Dorset travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Timandra" arriving in New Plymouth, Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand on 24th February 1842 [7]
  • Mrs. Jane Loveridge, (b. 1804), aged 37, English settler born in Netherbury travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Timandra" arriving in New Plymouth, Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand on 24th February 1842 [7]
  • Mr. John Loveridge, (b. 1824), aged 16, English settler born in Netherbury travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Timandra" arriving in New Plymouth, Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand on 24th February 1842 [7]
  • Miss Jane Loveridge, (b. 1826), aged 14, English settler born in Bridport travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Timandra" arriving in New Plymouth, Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand on 24th February 1842 [7]
  • Mr. Robert Loveridge, (b. 1830), aged 12, English settler born in Netherbury travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Timandra" arriving in New Plymouth, Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand on 24th February 1842 [7]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Loveridge (post 1700)

  • Ronald O. Loveridge, American politician, Mayor of Riverside, California, 1994- [8]
  • Noah P. Loveridge (1826-1900), American politician, Circuit Judge in Michigan 15th Circuit, 1888-93 [8]
  • Henry C. Loveridge (1856-1934), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1908 [8]
  • Edwin D. Loveridge, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 29th District, 1876 [8]
  • Edward D. Loveridge, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Allegany County 2nd District, 1862-63 [8]
  • Edgar H. Loveridge, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Hudson County, 1903-05 [8]
  • Ronald O. Loveridge, American politician, mayor of Riverside, California
  • Scott Loveridge, American professor of agriculture at Michigan State University
  • Sir John Warren Loveridge (1925-2007), British Conservative Party Member of Parliament
  • Greg Riaka Loveridge (b. 1975), New Zealand cricketer who played one Test in 1996
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WZ-FMD : 6 December 2014), Samuel Loveridge, 10 Oct 1919; citing departure port Cristobal, Canal Zone, arrival port New York, ship name Colon, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64C-PZK : 6 December 2014), Joseph Loveridge, 25 Sep 1919; citing departure port London, arrival port New York, ship name Michigan, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6XM-9M6 : 6 December 2014), Katherine Loveridge, 14 Nov 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Imperator, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6D3-6W5 : 6 December 2014), Henry Loveridge, 23 Apr 1920; citing departure port Manaos, Brazil, arrival port New York, ship name Hubert, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The PESTONJEE BOMANJEE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PestonjeeBomanjee.htm
  7. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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