Cleavelynd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Cleavelynd come from when the family resided in Cleveley or Cleveland-Port, hamlets in the parish of Ormesby, union of Guisborough in Yorkshire, both in the generally in the Cleveland Vale (hilly district), of Yorkshire.  
Early Origins of the Cleavelynd family
The surname Cleavelynd was first found in Yorkshire where the first records of the family were found in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1370: Johannes de Clyveland; and Robertus de Clyveland, 1379. 
Important Dates for the Cleavelynd family
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Cleavelynd Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Cleavelynd has been recorded under many different variations, including Cleveland, Cleaveland, Clyveland and others.
Early Notables of the Cleavelynd family (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. His name is properly spelt Cleiveland, from the former residence of the family in Yorkshire. 
The Cleavelands were...
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Migration of the Cleavelynd family
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Cleavelynd or a variant listed above: Moses Cleveland, born in Suffolk, England, who settled in Massachusetts in 1640.
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