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Early Origins of the Shave family


The surname Shave was first found in Aquila, capital of Abruzzi Province of Italy. A city on the valley of the Aterno. The citadel (1535) of the Spanish viceroy Don Pedro de Toledo. The church of St Bewrardin is notable. The fountain outside the town has 99 jets. It was founded Conrad, son of Emperor Frederick II in 1250. The Spaniards captured it in 1503. Sacked by the French in 1799. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry. Originally of Castille in Spain, the Italian was moved of army XVI of Carlo V.

Early History of the Shave family


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Shave Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Cheaves, Chaves, Cioffani, Chiapponi, Chiava and many more.

Early Notables of the Shave family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Shave family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Shave Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Shave, who arrived in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1637

Shave Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Valentine Shave, who settled in Philadelphia in 1739

Shave Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Alfred Shave, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Pegasus" in 1865

Contemporary Notables of the name Shave (post 1700)


  • Jonathan Taylor Shave (1967-1993), American Major League infielder who played from 1993 to 1999
  • Lionel Kenneth Osborn Shave OBE (1916-2009), Australian soldier, businessman, benefactor and patron of the arts
  • Justin George Shave (b. 1973), better known as Shave, an Australian music producer and composer

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