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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.

Havers Early Origins



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.

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Havers Spelling Variations


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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.

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Havers Early History


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Havers Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Havers research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1664, 1657 and 1702 are included under the topic Early Havers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Havers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Havers Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Havers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 settled in New Orleans in 1822
  • John Havers arrived in Philadelphia in 1868

Havers Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Isaac Havers, aged 58, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon"
  • Henry Havers, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Lord Raglan"

Havers Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Havers arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Havers (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Havers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Havers Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 11 September 2013 at 11:29.

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