Lovely Family History

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Lovely Name Meaning

English: nickname for an amiable person, also perhaps sometimes given in an ironical sense, from Middle English luvelich, loveli (Old English luflic). During the main period of surname formation the word was used in an active sense, ‘loving’, ‘kind’, ‘affectionate’, as well as the passive ‘lovable’, ‘worthy of love’. The meaning ‘attractive’, ‘beautiful’ is not clearly attested before the 14th century, and remained rare throughout the Middle Ages. New England Americanized form of French Lavallée (see Lavallee) or a similar name.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Love, Lovejoy, Lively, Lovell, Lovelady, Loveday, Overy, Overly

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Lovely Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lovely name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lovely. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • France


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Lovely Family Origin

Where is the Lovely family from?

Lovely Family Occupations

What did your Lovely ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Lovely occupation in Canada was Farmer. 41% of Lovely's were Farmers. Farmer, Going To School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lovely. A less common occupation for the Lovely family was Farmer'S Son.

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  • Farmer

  • Going To School

  • Labourer

  • Farmer'S Son


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Lovely ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Lovely Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Lovely. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lovely census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lovely. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Lovely. For the veterans among your Lovely ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lovely Life Expectancy

What is the average Lovely lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Lovely life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Lovely in 1949 was 43, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lovely ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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