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The distinguished surname lavers is derived from the Old English "laefer," and indicates a "dweller by the bulrushes or the wild iris." The name is also borne by places in the county of Essex: High Laver, Little Laver, and Magdalen Laver.

lavers Early Origins



The surname lavers was first found in Essex, where the lavers family first emerged. After the Norman Conquest of 1066, Duke William granted the lands of England to his barons for their service at the Battle of Hastings. Following the Norman custom, many of these new land-owners took on the name of their holdings as a surname. Thus, it is believed that the first bearers of the name lavers in England were the tenants of the settlements of High Laver, Little Laver, and Magdalen Laver in Essex.

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lavers Spelling Variations


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lavers Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Laver, Lavers, Laufer, Lauver, Lauvers, Laufers and others.

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lavers Early History


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lavers Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lavers research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1190, 1276, and 1327 are included under the topic Early lavers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lavers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lavers Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early lavers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name lavers or a variant listed above:

lavers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Lavers, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

lavers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Agnes S. Lavers, aged 25, who landed in America from London, in 1892
  • Clifton G. Lavers, aged 29, who settled in America from London, in 1892
  • Martin Lavers, aged 51, who landed in America from Camborne, in 1897

lavers Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Heleni Edith Lavers, aged 44, who landed in America from London, in 1903
  • Patrick C. Lavers, aged 31, who settled in America from Killarney, in 1904
  • Selina Lavers, aged 35, who landed in America from London, in 1905
  • Wm. James Lavers, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from St Buryan, in 1907
  • Herbert J Lavers, aged 22, who settled in America from Byde, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

lavers Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Geo F Lavers, aged 23, who arrived at Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1922

lavers Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Phillip Lavers, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name lavers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lavers (post 1700)



  • Richard Lavers, American mathematician, working in set theory
  • Sydney Charles Robert Lavers (1890-1972), English Labour Party politician
  • Captain Charles Stewart Touzeau Lavers (b. 1896), English World War I flying ace credited with nine aerial victories, recipient of Distinguished Flying Cross, British Empire Medal
  • Les Lavers (b. 1900), Australian rules footballer
  • Jack Francis Lee Lavers (b. 1917), Australian Tasmanian cricket player
  • Dr. Chris Lavers, senior lecturer and author in natural history at the School of Geography, University of Nottingham

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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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm

Other References

  1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  11. ...

The lavers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lavers 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.

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