The ancient roots of the Clievelan family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Clievelan comes from when the family 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 Clievelan family
The surname Clievelan 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 Clievelan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clievelan 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 Clievelan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Clievelan Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Clievelan has appeared include Cleveland, Cleaveland, Clyveland and others.
Early Notables of the Clievelan 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 Clievelan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Clievelan family to Ireland
Some of the Clievelan 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 Clievelan family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Clievelan arrived in North America very early: Moses Cleveland, born in Suffolk
, who settled in Massachusetts in 1640.
The Clievelan 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.