The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Clevelyn come from when the family resided in Cleveley, a small hamlet in Ormesby in the county of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Clevelyn family
The surname Clevelyn was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Clevelyn family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clevelyn research.Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1575, 1613, 1658, 1613, 1658, 1632, 1645, 1651 and 1717 are included under the topic Early Clevelyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Clevelyn 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. Clevelyn has been recorded under many different variations, including Cleveland, Cleaveland, Clyveland and others.
Early Notables of the Clevelyn 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 Clevelyn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Clevelyn family to the New World and Oceana
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 Clevelyn or a variant listed above: Moses Cleveland, born in Suffolk
, who settled in Massachusetts in 1640.
The Clevelyn 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.