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The name Clover is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a person who worked with wood. The surname is derived from the Old English word cleofan which means to cleave or split.

Clover Early Origins



The surname Clover was first found in Norfolk where some say they held a family seat well before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

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Clover Spelling Variations


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Clover Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Clover are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Clover include Cleever, Cleaver, Clever, Kleever, Kleaver, Cleevar, Cleavar, Cliver, Cleiver, Clivar, Cleevor, Clearvor, Cleevare, Clevenger, Kleevare, Cleavare, Kleavare and many more.

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Clover Early History


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Clover Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clover research. Another 389 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1332, 1379, and 1790 are included under the topic Early Clover History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Clover Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Clover Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Clover Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Clover or a variant listed above:

Clover Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Clover, who arrived in Virginia in 1653

Clover Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Clover, who landed in New Jersey in 1766

Clover Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Isaac Clover, who landed in Texas in 1835

Clover Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Eliz Clover arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm
  • Robert Clover a carter, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm

Clover Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Clover, aged 31, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • Harriet Clover, aged 29, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Clover (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Clover (post 1700)



  • James Clover (b. 1938), American sculptor from Iowa
  • Benjamin Hutchinson Clover (1837-1899), American politician, U.S. Representative from Kansas
  • Carol J. Clover (b. 1940), American professor of film studies, rhetoric language and Scandinavian mythology
  • Rear Admiral Richardson Clover (1846-1919), American officer of the United States Navy, eponym of Clover Bay and Clover Passage, Alaska
  • Joshua Clover (b. 1962), American poet, critic, journalist and author from Berkeley, California
  • Hershal Clover, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1980
  • Henry A. Clover (b. 1824), American politician, Delegate to Missouri State Constitutional Convention 29th District, 1865
  • Benjamin Hutchinson Clover (1837-1899), American politician, Representative from Kansas 3rd District, 1891-93
  • Peter Clover (b. 1952), English children's book author and illustrator
  • Sebastian "Seb" Clover (b. 1987), English one time record holder for the youngest person to sail across the Atlantic Ocean single-handed at the age of 15
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm

Other References

  1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  11. ...

The Clover Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Clover Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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