Lyvesedge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancient roots of the Lyvesedge family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Lyvesedge comes from when the family lived in the township of Liversedge located in the parish of Bristall just miles from Leeds.
Early Origins of the Lyvesedge family
The surname Lyvesedge was first found in West Yorkshire at Liversedge, a township that dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Livresec,  a manor belonging to Radulf, a vassal of Ilbert de Lacy. The place name probably means "edge or ridge of a man called Leofhere," from the Old English personal name + "ecg."  The township includes the hamlets of Millbridge, Littletown, Hightown, the Heights, and Robert-Town. Liversedge Hall was anciently the property of the Neville family, lords of the manor. Today the hall is in ruins and slight remains can be seen.
Early History of the Lyvesedge family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lyvesedge research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1439, 1670 and 1758 are included under the topic Early Lyvesedge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lyvesedge Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Lyvesedge has appeared include Leversage, Leverage, Leveredge, Leverich, Leverick, Leveridge, Leversage, Leversedge, Liversage, Livesage, Liveredge, Liverich and many more.
Early Notables of the Lyvesedge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lyvesedge family
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Lyvesedge arrived in North America very early: William Leveredge, who settled in New England in 1633; Sarah Leveredge settled in Barbados in 1663; Henry Leverage settled in Boston in 1635; William Leveridge settled in Salem in 1633.
- Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)