Lovering History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The earliest origins of the name Lovering date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxons. The name is derived 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 Lovering family

The surname Lovering 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.

Early History of the Lovering family

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Lovering Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Lovering include Lovering, Loveridge and others.

Early Notables of the Lovering family (pre 1700)

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United States Lovering migration to the United States +

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Lovering or a variant listed above:

Lovering Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Lovering, who settled in New England in 1630
  • Thomas Lovering, who arrived in New England in 1630
  • John Lovering, who landed in New England in 1636 [1]
  • John Lovering, who settled in Virginia in 1663
Lovering Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Lovering, who settled in New England in 1807
  • George Lovering, who settled in Philadelphia in 1828
  • James Lovering, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lovering (post 1700) +

  • William Croad Lovering (1835-1910), American Republican politician, Member of Massachusetts State Senate, 1874-75; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1897-1910 [2]
  • Warren Lovering, American politician, Delegate to Whig National Convention from Massachusetts, 1839 [2]
  • Henry Bacon Lovering (1841-1911), American Democrat politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1872-74; Mayor of Lynn, Massachusetts, 1881-83 [2]
  • H. P. Lovering, American politician, Mayor of Tampa, Florida, 1876-77 [2]
  • Joseph Lovering (1813-1892), American scientist and educator
  • Dave Lovering (b. 1961), American drummer
  • George Mason Lovering (1832-1919), Union Army soldier, recipient of the Medal of Honor
  • Lewis Lovering Morgan (1876-1950), American Democrat politician, Member of Louisiana State House of Representatives, 1908; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 6th District, 1912-17; Candidate for Governor of Louisiana, 1944 [3]

  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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