The present generation of the Clievelind family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in Cleveley, a small hamlet in Ormesby in the county of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Clievelind family
The surname Clievelind was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Clievelind family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clievelind 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 Clievelind History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Clievelind Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Clievelind include Cleveland, Cleaveland, Clyveland and others.
Early Notables of the Clievelind 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 Clievelind Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Clievelind family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Clievelind were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Moses Cleveland, born in Suffolk
, who settled in Massachusetts in 1640.
The Clievelind 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.