Tuvey is one of the names carried to England
in the great wave of migration from Normandy
following the Norman Conquest
in 1066. It is based on the Norman personal name Tofig.
Early Origins of the Tuvey family
The surname Tuvey 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 Tuvey family
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Tuvey Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Tuvey have been found, including Tovey, Tovy and others.
Early Notables of the Tuvey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tuvey family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland
, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. 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 Tuvey were among those contributors:
Tuvey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Johanna Tuvey, aged 10, who landed in America in 1853 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Tuvey (post 1700)
- Roy Tuvey, American co-founder of ScanSafe which was acquired by Cisco in 2009