Lovsay is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from a family once having lived in the township of Livesey which was in the parish of Blackburn in the county of Lancashire
. The Lovsay surname is a Habitation
name that was originally derived from the place-names of pre-existing towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Lovsay family
The surname Lovsay was first found in Lancashire
at Livesey, a township, in the parish, union, and Lower division of the hundred
of Blackburn. "This place gave name to a family who resided here, and were owners of the greater part of the township. James Levesey, in the reign of Edward VI. held the estate as a manor, as did his descendant, James Levesey, in the 9th of James I." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Lovsay family
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Lovsay Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Lovsay has been recorded under many different variations, including Livesey, Liversay, Liversey, Livezey and others.
Early Notables of the Lovsay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lovsay family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Lovsay or a variant listed above: Robert Livezey settled in Philadelphia in 1856; John Livesey settled in Philadelphia in 1833; Thomas Livesey arrived in Philadelphia in 1863.