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Clievelen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Clievelen name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in Cleveley, a small hamlet in Ormesby in the county of Yorkshire.

Early Origins of the Clievelen family

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

Early History of the Clievelen family

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Clievelen Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Clievelen were recorded, including Cleveland, Cleaveland, Clyveland and others.

Early Notables of the Clievelen 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 Clievelen family to the New World and Oceana

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Clievelen family emigrate to North America: Moses Cleveland, born in Suffolk, England, who settled in Massachusetts in 1640.

The Clievelen 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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