The vast movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066 brought the Vivitch family name to the British Isles. They lived in Wiltshire
, at the manor Viveash
Early Origins of the Vivitch family
The surname Vivitch 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 Vivitch family
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Vivitch Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Vivash, Viveash, Vivish, Fiveash and others.
Early Notables of the Vivitch family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Vivitch family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Vivitch or a variant listed above: Steven Vivesh who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1809; Francis Fiveash settled in Virginia in 1639.