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Clieveland History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Clieveland first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in Cleveley, a small hamlet in Ormesby in the county of Yorkshire.

Early Origins of the Clieveland family


The surname Clieveland was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the Clieveland family


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Clieveland 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 Clieveland has appeared include Cleveland, Cleaveland, Clyveland and others.

Early Notables of the Clieveland 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...
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Migration of the Clieveland 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 Clieveland arrived in North America very early: Moses Cleveland, born in Suffolk, England, who settled in Massachusetts in 1640.

The Clieveland 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.


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