The origins of the Anglo-Saxon
name Loverock come from its first bearer, who was a person who was given the nickname Laverock,
which was the Old English word that described a person who was a good singer or someone who had a cheery personality.
Early Origins of the Loverock family
The surname Loverock was first found in Durham
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Loverock family
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Loverock 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. Loverock has been spelled many different ways, including Laverack, Laverick, Lavericke, Lavrick, Loverock, Laverock, Laverok, Laverik, Lauericke and many more.
Early Notables of the Loverock family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Loverock family to the New World and Oceana
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 Loverocks to arrive in North America: John Laverick, who sailed to Boston in 1634; L. Laverick, who came to Frederick County, Maryland in 1795; Nathan Laverick, who arrived in New York in 1836.
Contemporary Notables of the name Loverock (post 1700)
- Patty Loverock, Canadian Women's 200 metres competitor at the 1975 Pan American Games and the 1976 Summer Olympics
- Sarah Loverock (b. 1981), Canadian singer from Gibsons, British Columbia