The name Lovesey is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in the township of Livesey which was in the parish of Blackburn in the county of Lancashire
. The Lovesey 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 Lovesey family
The surname Lovesey 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 Lovesey family
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Lovesey Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Lovesey are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Lovesey include: Livesey, Liversay, Liversey, Livezey and others.
Early Notables of the Lovesey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lovesey family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Lovesey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Miss. Emma Lovesey, (b. 1838), aged 22, British domestic servant travelling from London aboard the ship "Gananoque" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 9th May 1860 CITATION[CLOSE]
New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html