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Sarver is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Sarver family lived in Roxburghshire, Scotland.

Sarver Early Origins



The surname Sarver was first found in Roxburghshire where they held a family seat. It is believed that this family were amongst the many Norman families in dispute with King Stephen of England, who followed David, Earl of Huntingdon north to Scotland, where, upon being crowned King of Scotland, granted many of his followers wide tracts of land in lowland Scotland about 1140. The ancient seal of the family shows a Virgin and Child.

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Sarver Spelling Variations


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Sarver Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Service, Surface, Serfaes, Servas, Servaes, Serveas, Servais, Services, Serfice and many more.

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Sarver Early History


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Sarver Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sarver research. Another 210 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1673 are included under the topic Early Sarver History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sarver Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sarver Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Sarver 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Sarver or a variant listed above were:

Sarver Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Sarver, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sarver (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sarver (post 1700)



  • Jeremy Michael Sarver (b. 1981), American singer
  • Robert Sarver (b. 1961), American businessman, current majority owner of the Phoenix Suns
  • Bruce Sarver (1962-2005), American NHRA Top Fuel and Funny Car driver (1996 to 2002)
  • Madden Sarver, Canadian man awarded the Medal of Bravery by Gov. Gen. David Johnston in 2011

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Sarver Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    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. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Sarver Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sarver 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.

    This page was last modified on 9 October 2015 at 12:52.

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