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The Anglo-Saxon name Cleaveland comes from when the family resided in Cleveley, a small hamlet in Ormesby in the county of Yorkshire.

Cleaveland Early Origins



The surname Cleaveland was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Cleaveland Spelling Variations


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Cleaveland Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few 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 Cleaveland include Cleveland, Cleaveland, Clyveland and others.

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Cleaveland Early History


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Cleaveland Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cleaveland research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1575, 1613, 1658, 1613, 1658, 1632, 1645, 1651 and 1717 are included under the topic Early Cleaveland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cleaveland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cleaveland Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include John Cleveland (1613-1658), an English poet, graduated Christ's College, Cambridge in 1632,opposed the election of Oliver Cromwell as member for Cambridge in the Long Parliament, and lost his college post as a result in 1645. The Cleavelands were a family of whalers from the islands...

Another 53 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cleaveland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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:

Cleaveland Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Cleaveland, who landed in Maryland in 1671
  • William Cleaveland, who landed in Maryland in 1674

Cleaveland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Cleaveland, who landed in Texas in 1835
  • G Cleaveland, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • S D Cleaveland, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • G B Cleaveland, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • J Cleaveland, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cleaveland Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Josiah Cleaveland, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Samuel Cleaveland, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cleaveland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cleaveland (post 1700)



  • Moses Cleaveland (1754-1806), American lawyer, politician, soldier, and surveyor who founded Cleveland, Ohio, while surveying the Western Reserve in 1796

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Semel et semper
Motto Translation: Once and always.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    11. ...

    The Cleaveland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cleaveland Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 2 February 2015 at 08:55.

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