Origins Available: Dutch, English
Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who worked as a person who worked with wood. The surname is derived from the Old English word cleofan which means to cleave or split.
Early Origins of the Claver family
Norfolk where some say they held a family seat well before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Claver family
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Claver Spelling Variations
hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Claver include Cleever, Cleaver, Clever, Kleever, Kleaver, Cleevar, Cleavar, Cliver, Cleiver, Clivar, Cleevor, Clearvor, Cleevare, Clevenger, Kleevare, Cleavare, Kleavare and many more.
Early Notables of the Claver family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Claver family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Claver Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Claver Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Claver (post 1700)
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