Early Origins of the Claever family
Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
Early History of the Claever family
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Claever Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Claver, Clavver, Claverr, Clavers, Clavere, Chlaver, Clavar, Clevar, Clavier, Cleaver, Claever and many more.
Early Notables of the Claever family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Claever family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Lucas Clavier, who settled in Canada in 1535; Ryck Claes, who came to New Netherland in 1651; Bartel Nicolaes Claes, who settled in New Netherland in 1651.
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