The name Havers is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
name that was given to a person who was a person associated with a male goat, perhaps through ownership of such an animal or a perceived physical or tempermental resemblance to that animal. The surname Havers is derived from the Old English word hæfer,
which means he-goat.
A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname
surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.
Early Origins of the Havers family
The surname Havers was first found in Norfolk
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Havers family
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Havers 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 Havers has undergone many spelling variations
, including Havers, Haver and others.
Early Notables of the Havers family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Havers family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Havers were among those contributors:
Havers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Dr. D. Havers, who settled in New Orleans in 1822
- John Havers, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1868
Havers Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Isaac Havers, aged 58, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Thursday 20 January 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SHACKAMAXON 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/shackamaxon1853.shtml.
- Henry Havers, aged 24, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Lord Raglan" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Friday February 7th, 1856. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Lord Raglan 1856. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/lordraglan1856.shtml
Havers Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- William Havers, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863
Contemporary Notables of the name Havers (post 1700)
- Arthur Havers (b. 1898), English golfer who won the 1923 Open Championship at Royal Troon. He had first qualified for the Open in 1914 at the age of sixteen
- Nigel Havers (b. 1939), English television and film actor
- Sir Cecil Havers, Supreme Court Judge
- Robert Michael Havers, British Politician and Lawyer