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Multiple Origins for the Surname Cleaver


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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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Tho Cleaver, who arrived in Virginia in 1653 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Henry Cleaver who settled in Barbados in 1680 with his servants

Cleaver Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charles Cleaver, who settled in New England in 1744
  • Charles Cleaver, who arrived in America in 1744
  • James Cleaver, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Edward Cleaver, who setted in America in 1759
  • Thomas Cleaver, who settled in Maryland in 1775

Cleaver Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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


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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



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  2. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  3. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  5. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  6. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  7. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  8. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  9. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. 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.

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