Today's generation of the Viveash family bears a name that was brought to England
by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Viveash family lived in Wiltshire
, at the manor Viveash
Early Origins of the Viveash family
The surname Viveash 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 Viveash family
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Viveash Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Viveash include Vivash, Viveash, Vivish, Fiveash and others.
Early Notables of the Viveash family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Viveash family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Viveashs to arrive on North American shores: Steven Vivesh who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1809; Francis Fiveash settled in Virginia in 1639.