Lyvesey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The lineage of the name Lyvesey begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the township of Livesey which was in the parish of Blackburn in the county of Lancashire. The Lyvesey 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 Lyvesey family

The surname Lyvesey 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." [1]

Important Dates for the Lyvesey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lyvesey research. Another 72 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lyvesey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lyvesey Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Lyvesey has undergone many spelling variations, including Livesey, Liversay, Liversey, Livezey and others.

Early Notables of the Lyvesey family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Lyvesey family

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Lyvesey were among those contributors: Robert Livezey settled in Philadelphia in 1856; John Livesey settled in Philadelphia in 1833; Thomas Livesey arrived in Philadelphia in 1863.

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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