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 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. [1] [2]

Early Origins of the Clyvelyn family

The surname Clyvelyn 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. [3]

Important Dates for the Clyvelyn family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clyvelyn research. Another 80 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 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. His name is properly spelt Cleiveland, from the former residence of the family in Yorkshire. [4] The Cleavelands were...
Another 60 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Clyvelyn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Clyvelyn family

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.

Citations

  1. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
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