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Origins Available: German, Scottish


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.

Keever Early Origins



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.

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Keever Spelling Variations


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Keever Spelling Variations



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

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Keever Early History


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Keever Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keever research. Another 293 words (21 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.

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Keever Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Keever Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Keever Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Keever In Ireland


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Keever In Ireland



Some of the Keever family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

Keever Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hu Keever, who landed in New York, NY in 1812
  • James M Keever, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866

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Contemporary Notables of the name Keever (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Keever (post 1700)



  • Wesley C. Keever, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates 1st District, 1871
  • John S. Keever, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates 1st District, 1869
  • Duffy Keever, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2004
  • 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

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Numquam obliviscar
Motto Translation: I will never forget.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    6. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    9. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Keever Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Keever 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 7 October 2015 at 09:47.

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