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The Chivers surname is derived from the Anglo-Norman French word "chivere" or "chevre," meaning "goat." The Latin for a nanny goat "capra" has in the past been used interchangeably as the surname of some family lines of this name.

Chivers Early Origins



The surname Chivers was first found in Devon. The first known ancestor of the name was Roger de Chievre and Petronilla living circa 1000 A.D. in a town in the south of Belgium called by that name. Roger's sons William Chievre and his brother Ralf de la Pommeraie, were companions of William the Conqueror in the invasion of England in 1066 and were given large estates in Devon. A William Chievre, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Capra was listed in the Domesday Book as holding land in both Devon and Wiltshire.

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Chivers Spelling Variations


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Chivers Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Chever, Chevers, Chevercourt, Chevercot, Cheves, Chevys, Cheever, Cheevers, Chilvers, Chivers and many more.

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Chivers Early History


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Chivers Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chivers research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1186, 1327, 1614, 1708, 1637 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Chivers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chivers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chivers Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Ezekiel Cheever (1614-1708) English-born, immigrant to America in 1637 and became a schoolmaster, and the author of probably the earliest American school book, "Accidence, A...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chivers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chivers In Ireland


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Chivers In Ireland



Some of the Chivers family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Chivers Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Michael Chivers, who landed in Maryland in 1678

Chivers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Chivers settled in Virginia in 1774

Chivers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samson Chivers, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868
  • Frederick Chivers, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1882
  • A. Chivers, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896

Chivers Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ada Chivers, aged 21, who landed in America from Paulton, England, in 1914
  • Ada Chivers, aged 32, who settled in America from Hastings, England, in 1916
  • Ada Chivers, aged 38, who arrived at Boston, Massachusetts, in 1922
  • Albert Chivers, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1924

Chivers Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Chivers, English convict from Gloucester, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on October 16, 1826, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826
  • Charles Chivers, English convict from Wiltshire, who was transported aboard the "Agincourt" on July 6, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844
  • Mrs. M.A. Chivers, aged 50, a matron, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Coromandel"
  • Ebenezer Chivers, aged 21, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Switzerland"

Chivers Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Alfred Chivers, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888
  • Susan Chivers, aged 26, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chivers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chivers (post 1700)



  • Hugh J.H. Chivers, United States Antarctic Research Program upper atmosphere physicist at Byrd Station from 1962 to 1963, eponym of Mount Chivers, Antarctica
  • Thomas Holley Chivers (1809-1858), American physician and poet
  • Christopher John Chivers (b. 1964), American journalist and author for The New York Times
  • Stephanie Chivers (b. 1934), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 2004, 2008; Member of Republican National Committee from Tennessee, 2008
  • H. R. Chivers, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1896
  • Ian James Chivers (b. 1964), retired English cricketer who played from Hampshire from 1985 to 1987
  • Basil Chivers (b. 1939), English cricketer who played in the 1950s and 1960s
  • Martin Harcourt Chivers (b. 1945), English retired professional footballer who played from 1962 to 1983, member of the England National Team (1971-1973)
  • Gary "Chivey" Chivers (b. 1960), English former football defender whop played from 1978 to 1996
  • Francis Cornelius "Frank" Chivers (1909-1942), English professional footballer who played in the 1930s, killed in a mining accident in April 1942
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Chivers Historic Events


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Chivers Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. William A Chivers (b. 1911), English Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class serving for the Royal Navy from Barnsley, Yorkshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: En dieu est ma foy
Motto Translation: In God is my faith.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844

Other References

  1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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The Chivers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chivers 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 27 February 2016 at 09:39.

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