Early Origins of the Lovetoft family
The surname Lovetoft was first found in Nottingham
at Worksop, a market-town and parish, and the head of a union, in the Hatfield division of the wapentake
of Bassetlaw. "This place, which in Domesday Book
is written Witchesope, and in other records of that period Wyrksoppe and Wirkensop, appears to have belonged, prior to the Conquest, to Elsi, a Saxon nobleman. It was afterwards granted by the Conqueror to Roger de Busli, and subsequently became the property of William de Lovetot, who, in the reign of Henry I., founded here a priory for Canons regular of the order of St. Augustine, the prior of which was, in the time of Henry III., summoned to parliament. After a considerable period, it passed, by the marriage of the heiress of the Lovetots, to the family of Furnival." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Lovetoft family
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Lovetoft Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Lovetoft, Lovetott, Lovetot, Livetot and others.
Early Notables of the Lovetoft family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lovetoft family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..