The chronicle of the name Claviere begins in the French region of Auvergne. Claviere was a name for someone who lived in Claviéres, a place in Auvergne, a medieval French province on the Massíf Central in south central France.
Early Origins of the Claviere family
The surname Claviere was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south central France where this eminent family held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Claviere family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Claviere research.Another 430 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1445, 1470, 1562, 1577, 1591, 1614, 1622, 1639, 1693, 1700, 1730, 1789, 1792, and 1793 are included under the topic Early Claviere History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Claviere Spelling Variations
There were a great number of spelling variations
in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Clavières, Clavieres, Claviaire, Claviaires, Claviere, Clavière, de Clavières, Clavier, Claviez, Claviait, Claviais, Clavié, Claviet, Claviest, Clavyères, Clavyeres, Clavyaire, Clavyaires, Clavyere, Clavyère and many more.
Early Notables of the Claviere family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Claviere family to the New World and Oceana
By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Claviere has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Claviere were John Clavier, aged 32; settled in New Orleans in 1821.
Contemporary Notables of the name Claviere (post 1700)
- Henri Claviere, Bank Executive, France