Keever History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Keever surname is thought to have derived from an Old Norse personal name Ivarr of uncertain origin. It became a given name in Ireland, Scotland and Wales before becoming a hereditary surname.

Early Origins of the Keever family

The surname Keever was first found in Dumbartonshire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Important Dates for the Keever family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keever research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1292, 1479, 1659, 1621, 1644, 1621, 1622, 1640 and 1644 are included under the topic Early Keever History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Keever Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: MacIver, MacIvor, MacCure, MacEure, MacUre and many more.

Early Notables of the Keever family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Keever family to Ireland

Some of the Keever family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 81 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Keever migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Keever Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Keever, who landed in New Jersey in 1761 [1]
Keever Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hu Keever, who landed in New York, NY in 1812 [1]
  • James M Keever, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Keever (post 1700)

  • William Keever (b. 1974), American sport shooter at the 2000 Summer Olympics
  • Jack Keever (1938-2004), American journalist and author
  • Patsy Keever (b. 1947), American politician, President of the North Carolina Association of Educators
  • Wesley C. Keever, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates 1st District, 1871 [2]
  • John S. Keever, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates 1st District, 1869 [2]
  • Duffy Keever, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2004 [2]

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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