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Clyvelyn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Clyvelyn is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Cleveley, a small hamlet in Ormesby in the county of Yorkshire.

Early Origins of the Clyvelyn family

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

Early History of the Clyvelyn family

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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 Clyvelyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Clyvelyn Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Clyvelyn has been spelled many different ways, including Cleveland, Cleaveland, Clyveland and others.

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

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Clyvelyns to arrive in North America: Moses Cleveland, born in Suffolk, England, who settled in Massachusetts in 1640.

The Clyvelyn 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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