The ancestry of the name Lyvermere dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the parish of Great Livermere on the nearby parish of Little Livermere, which lie about six miles from the Abbey of Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk
. he surname Lyvermere belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Lyvermere family
The surname Lyvermere was first found in Suffolk
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Lyvermere family
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Lyvermere Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Lyvermere have been found, including Livermore, Livermere, Levermore and others.
Early Notables of the Lyvermere family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lyvermere family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Lyvermere, or a variant listed above: John Livermore from Little Thurlow who arrived on the ship "Francis," and settled in New Haven Conn. in 1634; Edward Livermore, who arrived in Maryland in 1675.