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lavers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.


Early Origins of the lavers family


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.

Early History of the lavers family


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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.

Early Notables of the lavers family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the lavers family to the New World and Oceana


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
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Lavers, (b. 1835), aged 45, Cornish housekeeper travelling aboard the ship "Campertown" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 9th June 1880 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 19). Emigrants to Australia NSW 1860 -88 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/nsw_passenger_lists_1860_88.pdf
  • Miss Fanny Lavers, (b. 1876), aged 4, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "Campertown" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 9th June 1880 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 19). Emigrants to Australia NSW 1860 -88 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/nsw_passenger_lists_1860_88.pdf

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

Historic Events for the lavers family



Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Odessa Alberta  Lavers (1850-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  • Mr. Everett Leslie  Lavers (1876-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. William G Lavers, British Chief Engine Room Artificer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

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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
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 19). Emigrants to Australia NSW 1860 -88 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/nsw_passenger_lists_1860_88.pdf
  4. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  5. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  6. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html


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