Origins Available: Dutch
Early Origins of the Clavier family
The surname Clavier was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the 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 Clavier family
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Clavier 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 Clavier family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Clavier family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Clavier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Clavier, aged 32, settled in New Orleans in 1821
Clavier Settlers in Canada in the 16th Century
- Lucas Clavier, who settled in Canada in 1535