Tuvay is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name Tuvay comes from the Norman personal name Tofig.
Early Origins of the Tuvay family
The surname Tuvay was first found in Norfolk
where they held a family seat
from early times. "Tovus, otherwise known as Tovi, came to England
with the Conqueror, and acquired several manors in Norfolk
. The name is found in [the] Domesday [Book] as Tovi or Tovius." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Tuvay family
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Tuvay Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Tovey, Tovy and others.
Early Notables of the Tuvay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tuvay family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Tuvay or a variant listed above: Benjamin and Richard Tovey settled in Barbados in 1679 with their servants; Nathanial and John Tovey settled in Virginia in 1663.