Vivadge is one of the names that was brought to England
in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Vivadge family lived in Wiltshire
, at the manor Viveash
Early Origins of the Vivadge family
The surname Vivadge was first found in Wiltshire
where they were Lords of the manor Viveash from early times, after the Norman Conquest
in 1066. They were believed to be of Norman origin.
Early History of the Vivadge family
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Vivadge Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Vivadge family name include Vivash, Viveash, Vivish, Fiveash and others.
Early Notables of the Vivadge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Vivadge family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Vivadge family to immigrate North America: Steven Vivesh who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1809; Francis Fiveash settled in Virginia in 1639.