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The name Collver comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a person bearing some fancied resemblance to a dove, such as mildness of temper. The surname Collver is derived from the Old English word culfre, which in turn came from the Late Latin word columbula; this is a derivative of columba, which means dove. The nickname culfre was also used as a term of endearment. [1]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 Origins of the Collver family


The surname Collver was first found in Herefordshire where one of the first records of the name was William Culvere, or Culvert who was listed there in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. The same roll lists Jon Culvard, or Culverd, or Culvert in Oxfordshire. [1]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)
Geoffrey Kuluer was listed in a census dated 1215-1219 and Thomas Colvere was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Kent in 1334. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Early History of the Collver family

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Early History of the Collver family


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Collver Spelling Variations

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Collver Spelling Variations


Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Collver has undergone many spelling variations, including Culver, Culvere and others.

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Early Notables of the Collver family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Collver family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Collver family to Ireland

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Migration of the Collver family to Ireland


Some of the Collver family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Collver family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Collver family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Collver Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Rev. Jabez Collver, "Culver" U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Timothy Collver, "Culver" U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Collver (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Collver (post 1700)


  • William J. "Bill" Collver (1867-1888), American Major League Baseball right fielder who played in one game in 1885 for the Boston Beaneaters
  • Richard Lee "Dick" Collver (1936-2014), Canadian politician, Leader of the Opposition in Saskatchewan (1978-1979)

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Citations

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  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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