lavera History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The origins of the lavera surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name originated with an early member who was a person who was given the nickname Laverock, which was the Old English word that described a person who was a good singer or someone who had a cheery personality.
Early Origins of the lavera family
The surname lavera was first found in Durham, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the lavera family
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lavera Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. lavera has been recorded under many different variations, including Laverack, Laverick, Lavericke, Lavrick, Loverock, Laverock, Laverok, Laverik, Lauericke and many more.
Early Notables of the lavera family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the lavera family
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name lavera or a variant listed above: John Laverick, who sailed to Boston in 1634; L. Laverick, who came to Frederick County, Maryland in 1795; Nathan Laverick, who arrived in New York in 1836.
Contemporary Notables of the name lavera (post 1700) +
- Michael LaVera, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 21st District, 1933 
- Lavera Swope, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 1952 
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