The name Drovere finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons
. It was given to one who worked as a person who drove a herd of livestock such as cattle or sheep from one place to another; such a person was called a drover.
The surname Drovere is derived from the Old English word draf,
which means drove
Early Origins of the Drovere family
The surname Drovere was first found in Hampshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor, some say well before the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Drovere family
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Drovere Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Drovere has been recorded under many different variations, including Drover, Drovere, Droves, Drove and others.
Early Notables of the Drovere family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Drovere family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Drovere or a variant listed above: Thomas Drove settled in Virginia in 1651. In Newfoundland, William Drover settled in Upper Island Cove in 1763; Thomas Drover settled in Harbour Grace in 1822.