Origins Available: English
Lyvington is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in the region of Lavington.
Lyvington is a habitation
name from the broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local
names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.
Early Origins of the Lyvington family
The surname Lyvington was first found in Wiltshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Lyvington family
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Lyvington Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Lyvington family name include Lavington, Lavinton, Levington, Levinton, Levyngton and many more.
Early Notables of the Lyvington family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lyvington family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Lyvington surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Abell Lavington, who sailed to America in 1658; and William Lavington to Barbados in 1679.