The name Vivige was carried to England
in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Vivige family lived in Wiltshire
, at the manor Viveash
Early Origins of the Vivige family
The surname Vivige 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 Vivige family
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Vivige 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.
Early Notables of the Vivige family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Vivige family to the New World and Oceana
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 Vivige or a variant listed above: Steven Vivesh who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1809; Francis Fiveash settled in Virginia in 1639.