In ancient Anglo-Saxon England
, the ancestors of the Cleevelent surname lived 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
Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early Origins of the Cleevelent family
The surname Cleevelent 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Cleevelent family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cleevelent research.Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1575, 1613, 1658, 1613, 1658, 1632, 1645, 1651 and 1717 are included under the topic Early Cleevelent History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cleevelent Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Cleevelent are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Cleevelent include: Cleveland, Cleaveland, Clyveland and others.
Early Notables of the Cleevelent 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. The Cleavelands were a family of whalers from the islands... Another 53 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cleevelent Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cleevelent family to Ireland
Some of the Cleevelent family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cleevelent family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Cleevelent or a variant listed above: Moses Cleveland, born in Suffolk
, who settled in Massachusetts in 1640.
The Cleevelent 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.