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Cleaver History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Early Origins of the Cleaver family


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.

Early History of the Cleaver family


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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.

Early Notables of the Cleaver family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Cleaver family to the New World and Oceana


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 settled 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, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1850
  • Mary Cleaver, aged 21, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1850
  • Ann Cleaver, aged 5 mths., who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1850
  • Ann Cleaver, aged 5 months, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand 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

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.)

Historic Events for the Cleaver family



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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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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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)
  2. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html


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