Log in  | New? Register or use

9,306 LOVEJOY members around the world

Keep me informed as to LOVEJOY Family online & offline events

LOVEJOY family crest

LOVEJOY Family History

This curious surname, having long associations with Buckinghamshire, is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is an interesting example of that sizeable group of early European surnames that were gradually created from the habitual use of nicknames. These nicknames were given in the first instance with reference to occupation, or to a variety of personal characteristics, such as physical attributes or peculiarities, mental and moral characteristics, or to habits of dress and behaviour. The derivation, in this instance, is from the Olde English pre 7th Century "lufu" (Middle English "lufe"), love, with the Middle English and Old French "joie, joye", joy; hence, "lovejoy", used to denote someone who craved pleasure, or who particularly enjoyed life...

Join the conversation with the LOVEJOY tribe

  • Find your LOVEJOY ancestor
  • Tell us about your LOVEJOY Family
  • Tell us about your LOVEJOY ancestors
  • Ask a question about the LOVEJOY history
  • Leave a message for LOVEJOY family members

Invite more LOVEJOY family members!

Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the LOVEJOY tribe.

Log in or Register to invite others
Family Coat of Arms Generator

Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?

Create Crest

Discover about where the LOVEJOY live around the world



Explore where tribe members live today!


Show off the LOVEJOY Family Crest…

Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from