Origins Available: English, Scottish
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
Wiltshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Lyvington family
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Lyvington Spelling Variations
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.
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