The ancestors of the name Clyvelen date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence 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
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Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early Origins of the Clyvelen family
The surname Clyvelen 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 Clyvelen family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clyvelen 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 Clyvelen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Clyvelen Spelling Variations
Clyvelen has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Clyvelen have been found, including Cleveland, Cleaveland, Clyveland and others.
Early Notables of the Clyvelen 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 Clyvelen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Clyvelen family to Ireland
Some of the Clyvelen 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 Clyvelen family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Clyvelens to arrive on North American shores: Moses Cleveland, born in Suffolk
, England, who settled in Massachusetts in 1640.
The Clyvelen 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.