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Cleaver Early Origins



The surname Cleaver was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

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Cleaver Spelling Variations


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Cleaver Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Claver, Clavver, Claverr, Clavers, Clavere, Chlaver, Clavar, Clevar, Clavier, Cleaver, Claever and many more.

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Cleaver Early History


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Cleaver Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cleaver research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cleaver History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cleaver Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cleaver Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cleaver 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cleaver Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Phillipp Cleaver, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • Tho Cleaver, who arrived in Virginia in 1653
  • Henry Cleaver who settled in Barbados in 1680 with his servants

Cleaver Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charles Cleaver settled in New England in 1744
  • Charles Cleaver, who arrived in America in 1744
  • James Cleaver, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746
  • Edward Cleaver, who came to America in 1759
  • Thomas Cleaver settled in Maryland in 1775

Cleaver Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Cleaver, aged 27, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1850
  • Mary Cleaver, aged 21, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1850
  • Ann Cleaver, aged 5 mths., arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1850
  • Ann Cleaver, aged 5 months, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1850
  • Charles Cleaver, aged 19, a painter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cleaver (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cleaver (post 1700)



  • Kathleen Neal Cleaver (b. 1945), American professor of law
  • Gerald Cleaver (b. 1963), African-American jazz drummer
  • Emanuel Cleaver II (b. 1944), United Methodist pastor and the U.S. Representative for Missouri
  • Naomi Cleaver (b. 1967), British design consultant and interior designer
  • Nicholas Cleaver, Australian freestyle skier who represented Australia in the Winter Olympics, in 1992 and 1994
  • Sir Anthony Brian Cleaver (b. 1938), British Chief Executive and Chairman of IBM UK
  • Leonard Harry Cleaver (1909-1993), British Conservative politician
  • Squadron Leader Gordon Neil Spencer "Mouse" Cleaver DFC RAF, British World War II Royal Air Force fighter pilot during the Battle of Britain
  • Euseby Cleaver (1746-1819), Bishop of Ferns and Leighlin (1789 to 1809), Archbishop of Dublin (1809 to 1819)
  • Hughes Cleaver (1892-1980), Canadian politician, Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Cleaver Historic Events


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Cleaver Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Miss Alice Catherine Cleaver, aged 22, English First Class passenger from London, England who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 11

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Suggested Readings for the name Cleaver


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Suggested Readings for the name Cleaver



  • A Fair and Happy Land (a Genealogy including the Cleaver Family) by William A. Owens.

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Cleaver Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    4. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    5. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    6. Swierenga, Robert P. Compiler Dutch Emigrant to the United State, South Africa, South America and Southeast Asia 1835-1880 An Alphabetical Listing by Househould Heads and Independent Persons. Wilmington, DE: Scholary Resources, 1983. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    8. Tapper, Michael Ed. Immigrants to the Middle Colonies A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists and Associated Data from The New York Genealogical Biographical Record. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
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    The Cleaver Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cleaver 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 23 October 2016 at 21:29.

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