Tuvey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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." [1]

Michael Tovy was Lord Mayor of London (1244-1245.)

Early History of the Tuvey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tuvey research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1692 and 1745 are included under the topic Early Tuvey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tuvey Spelling Variations

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)

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tuvey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Tuvey migration to the United States +

For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, 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 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Tuvey (post 1700) +

  • Roy Tuvey, American co-founder of ScanSafe which was acquired by Cisco in 2009


  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ 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)


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