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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 settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Gurtred Lovett, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Gurtred Lovett, aged 18, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Robert Lovett, aged 20, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • ... (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
  • Joseph Lovett, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1775

Lovett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Lovett, who arrived in New York in 1819
  • Giles Henry Lovett, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • George Lovett, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1850
  • Charles, George, John, Robert, Thomas and William Lovett, all arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1840 and 1865
  • Ralph Lovett, aged 23, arrived in Iowa in 1868
  • ... (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 [2]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 [2]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 [3]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, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Amazon"

Lovett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. William  Lovett Sr. (1844-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. Alfred  Lovett (1867-1917), Canadian resident from Tufts Cove, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. William Arthur  Lovett (1881-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Miss Ada  Lovett (1882-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mrs. Bertha  Lovett (1886-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • ... (Another 2 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Arthur S Lovett, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Miss Mary Lovett, American 2nd Class passenger from Fall River, Massachusetts, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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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. ^ 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
  3. ^ 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. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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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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