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Multiple Origins for the Surname Lovett


English


The Lovett name is derived from the Anglo-Norman French word "louvet," meaning a "wolf cub." It is thought to have originally been a nickname which came to be a surname.

Lovett Early Origins



The surname Lovett was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of lands held by the great Norman Baron William Louvet who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086 who was also granted lands in Bedford, Northampton, Worcester and Leicester.

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Lovett Spelling Variations


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Lovett Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Louvet, Lovet, Lovett, Lovatt and others.

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Lovett Early History


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Lovett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lovett research. Another 230 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1125 is included under the topic Early Lovett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lovett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lovett Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Lovett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lovett In Ireland


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Lovett In Ireland



Some of the Lovett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 134 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lovett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Daniel Lovett who settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630
  • Mary, Gertrude, and Robert Lovett, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Gurtred Lovett, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Gurtred Lovett, aged 18, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [2]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)
  • Robert Lovett, aged 20, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [2]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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lovett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Lovett, who landed in America in 1760-1763 [2]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)
  • Joseph Lovett, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1775 [2]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)

Lovett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Lovett, who arrived in New York in 1819 [2]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)
  • Giles Henry Lovett, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840 [2]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)
  • George Lovett, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1850 [2]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)
  • Charles, George, John, Robert, Thomas and William Lovett, all, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1840 and 1865
  • Ralph Lovett, aged 23, who arrived in Iowa in 1868 [2]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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lovett Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Phineas Lovett, who arrived in Anapolis (Annapolis), Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Capt. Daniel Lovett U.E. (b. 1753) who settled in Carleton [Saint John West], New Brunswick, Canada c. 1784 he died in 1833 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Jonathan Lovett U.E. who settled in Carleton [Saint John West], New Brunswick, Canada c. 1784 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Lovett Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ann Lovett, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1843

Lovett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Lovett, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  • Zacharias Lovett, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Amazon"

Lovett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Lovett, aged 21, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ambrosine" in 1860
  • Edward Lovett, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Black Eagle" in 1861
  • Arthur Lovett, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ida Zeigler" in 1863
  • Charlotte Lovett, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ernestina" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lovett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lovett (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Ralph Brundidge Lovett (1890-1977), American Adjutant-General US European Theater of Operations (1944-1946)
  • Byrd P. Lovett, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1924
  • Brent Lovett, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 2008
  • Andrew G. Lovett, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2000
  • A. B. Lovett, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1928, 1936
  • Charles W. Lovett, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 7th District, 1930, 1932
  • Evelyn S. Lovett, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 2004; Member, Credentials Committee, 2008
  • Gary Lovett, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1976
  • Grace E. Lovett, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Trafford, Pennsylvania, 1942-69
  • Harry Lovett, American Democrat politician, Chair of Atlantic County Democratic Party, 1919-21
  • ... (Another 18 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Lovett Historic Events


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Lovett Historic Events




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Lovett Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824

Other References

  1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  11. ...

The Lovett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lovett Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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