Clavigerus is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in the region of Clavinge
in Leiceshire which was originally derived from Clac's Homestead.
Early Origins of the Clavigerus family
The surname Clavigerus was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Clavigerus family
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Clavigerus Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Clavigerus family name include Clavinger, Clemenger, Clavigerus, Claverigus and many more.
Early Notables of the Clavigerus family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Clavigerus family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Clavigerus surname or a spelling variation of the name include: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World before the 19th century.