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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


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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

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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 [1]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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lavers Historic Events


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lavers Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Odessa Alberta  Lavers (1850-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. Everett Leslie  Lavers (1876-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. William G Lavers, British Chief Engine Room Artificer, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Caryl Lavers (b. 1919), English Ordnance Artificer from Oreston, Plymouth, England, who sailed on board the HMS Repulse and died prior to its sinking

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. 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.
  9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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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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