Kever History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Kever 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 Kever family

The surname Kever 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 Kever family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kever 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 Kever History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kever Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Kever family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Kever family to Ireland

Some of the Kever 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.

Kever migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kever Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Philip Kever, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Philip Kever, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]
Kever Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Edward Kever, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811 [1]
  • James Kever, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1867 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Kever (post 1700)

  • Sascha Kever (b. 1975), Swiss football referee
  • Hein Kever (1854-1922), Dutch painter

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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)
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