Lovetott History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lovetott family

The surname Lovetott 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." [1]

Important Dates for the Lovetott family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lovetott research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1510, 1600 and 1545 are included under the topic Early Lovetott History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lovetott Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lovetoft, Lovetott, Lovetot, Livetot and others.

Early Notables of the Lovetott family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Lovetott family

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..


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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