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Ives Surname Origin
(Locality). From a town named St. Ives, in the county of Huntingdon, England. O'Connor derives Ive from Iber, the place of Er, the land of heroes, now pronounced Ive or Hy. Gaelic, Ives.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Ives Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Ives Family History Thought:
'If you would not be forgotten,
As soon as you are dead and rotten,
Either write things worthy of reading,
Or do things worthy of writing.' --Benjamin Franklin, May 1738