Lovitt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Lovitt family
The surname Lovitt was first found in Buckinghamshire, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Important Dates for the Lovitt family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lovitt research. Another 116 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1500 and 1897 are included under the topic Early Lovitt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lovitt Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Lovatt, Lovat, Lovet, Lovett, Lovit, Lovitt and others.
Early Notables of the Lovitt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lovitt family to Ireland
Some of the Lovitt family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Lovitt family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Daniel Lovett who settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630; Mary, Gertrude, and Robert Lovett settled in Virginia in 1635; Charles, George, John, Robert, Thomas and William Lovett, all arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1840 and 1865.
Contemporary Notables of the name Lovitt (post 1700)
- Craig Lovitt (1932-1993), American Democrat politician, Chair of Knox County Democratic Party, 1964-78 
- Dr R.W. Lovitt, British Reader at the College of Engineering, Swansea University
- Colin Lovitt QC, Australian lawyer
- John Lovitt (1832-1908), Canadian ship’s captain, shipowner, shipbuilder, entrepreneur, and politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Yarmouth (1887-1891)
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