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The ancestors of the bearers of the Calver family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in the village of Calver, which is in Derby, England.

Calver Early Origins



The surname Calver was first found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Calver Spelling Variations


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Calver Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Calver include Calver, Callver, Calvar, Carver and others.

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Calver Early History


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Calver Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Calver research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 108 and 1086 are included under the topic Early Calver History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Calver Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Calver Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Calver Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Calver or a variant listed above:

Calver Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Tho Calver, who arrived in Virginia in 1662

Calver Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jean Calver, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Ralph Calver, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Jean Calver who settled in Virginia in 1714 with his wife and five children
  • James Calver, who landed in America in 1799

Calver Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Calver arrived in Philadelphia in 1817
  • Andrew Calver settled in Philadelphia in 1874

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Calver Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Calver Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Calver Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 10 August 2016 at 09:33.

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