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Where did the English laven family come from? What is the English laven family crest and coat of arms? When did the laven family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the laven family history?The laven surname comes from a Middle English given name Lefwine, which in turn comes from the Old English elements "leof," which meant "dear" or "beloved," and "wine," which meant "friend."
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 laven include Lewin, Lewins, Lewens, Lewinson and others.
First found in Shropshire where the family was anciently seated.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our laven research. Another 403 words(29 lines of text) covering the years 1010, 1086, 1275, 1292, 1327, 1661, 1712, and 1820 are included under the topic Early laven History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early laven Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
In England 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 lavens to arrive on North American shores:
laven Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The laven Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The laven 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.
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