The name Lovesay is an old Anglo-Saxon
name. It comes from when a family lived in the township of Livesey which was in the parish of Blackburn in the county of Lancashire
. The Lovesay surname is a Habitation
name that was originally derived from the place-names of pre-existing towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Lovesay family
The surname Lovesay was first found in Lancashire
at Livesey, a township, in the parish, union, and Lower division of the hundred
of Blackburn. "This place gave name to a family who resided here, and were owners of the greater part of the township. James Levesey, in the reign of Edward VI. held the estate as a manor, as did his descendant, James Levesey, in the 9th of James I." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Lovesay family
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Lovesay Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Lovesay were recorded, including Livesey, Liversay, Liversey, Livezey and others.
Early Notables of the Lovesay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lovesay family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Lovesay family emigrate to North America:
Lovesay Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Marke Lovesay, who landed in Maryland in 1650 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)