The surname Jover was first found in Kent where they held a family seat. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1317 when Alan Jober was recorded on the tax rolls for that county.
Early History of the Jover family
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Jover Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Jover are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Jover include: Jobber, Jober, Jopper, Jobbour, Jobour, Jobbere, Jobbar, Jobbor and many more.
Early Notables of the Jover family (pre 1700)
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Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Jover or a variant listed above:
Jover Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Jose Jover, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860 
Luis Companys Jover (1882-1940), Spanish politician, the 123rd President of Catalonia (1933-1940)
Juan Jover (1903-1960), Spanish racing driver who participated in the Formula One 1951 Spanish Grand Prix
José María Jover Zamora (1920-2006), Spanish historian, awarded the Spanish National History Prize (1981), Doctor Honoris Causa at the University of Murcia (1985), Menéndez Pelayo International Prize (2000) and Doctor Honoris Causa at the Charles III University of Madrid (2004)
^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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