The ancestors of the name Lyvesay date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the township of Livesey which was in the parish of Blackburn in the county of Lancashire
. The Lyvesay 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 Lyvesay family
The surname Lyvesay 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 Lyvesay family
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Lyvesay Spelling Variations
Lyvesay has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Lyvesay have been found, including Livesey, Liversay, Liversey, Livezey and others.
Early Notables of the Lyvesay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lyvesay family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Lyvesays to arrive on North American shores: Robert Livezey settled in Philadelphia in 1856; John Livesey settled in Philadelphia in 1833; Thomas Livesey arrived in Philadelphia in 1863.
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.