The name Clavinger is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in the region of Clavinge
in Leiceshire which was originally derived from Clac's Homestead.
Early Origins of the Clavinger family
The surname Clavinger was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Clavinger family
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Clavinger Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Clavinger are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Clavinger include: Clavinger, Clemenger, Clavigerus, Claverigus and many more.
Early Notables of the Clavinger family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Clavinger family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Clavinger or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World before the 19th century.