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Vives is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Vives family lived in Wiltshire, at the manor Viveash.

Vives Early Origins



The surname Vives 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.

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Vives Spelling Variations


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Vives Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Vivash, Viveash, Vivish, Fiveash and others.

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Vives Early History


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Vives Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vives research. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vives History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vives Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vives Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Vives Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Vives or a variant listed above:

Vives Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Salvador De Vives, aged 36, arrived in Puerto Rico in 1820
  • Bautista Vives, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1823
  • Jose Vives, aged 27, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1831
  • Luis Vives, aged 20, landed in New Orleans, La in 1831
  • Eugenio Vives, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vives (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vives (post 1700)



  • Alfonso Vergara Vives, American doctor, writer and politician
  • Manuel Benedito Vives, Spanish painter
  • Juan Luis Vives (1492-1540), Spanish philosopher

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Vives Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    11. ...

    The Vives Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vives Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 6 October 2016 at 13:43.

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