The English surname Ivey is of Norman origin and was introduced to England following the Norman invasion in the 11th Century. The name Ivey is an habitational name from Ivoy in Cher, northern France. The first written reference to the name  is in 1161 where Geoffrey de Iuoi is registered in the Pipe Rolls of Oxfordshire. The name Ivey is particularly common in Cornwall where recordings include the christening of James Ivey, on March 28th 1617 at Perranzabuloe. The modern surname can be found recorded as Avey, Avie, Ivy and Ivie. 

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