Early Origins of the Schiver family
The surname Schiver was first found in northern Germany
, in particular Hamburg and Pomerania, where the name gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society in this region. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches in the eastern Baltic, elevating their social status by their great contributions to society through the military and civil services.
Early History of the Schiver family
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Schiver Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Sievers, Siever, Sievert, Sivrit, Sievertsen, Siver, Sivers, Sivert, Siefert, Siffert, Siefers, Sieverling (Westphalia), Siewer, Siewers and many more.
Early Notables of the Schiver family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Schiver family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Cornelius Siverts, who came to Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1684 with his wife Sytske Wimmers and two children. Hanna Siverts and Sophia Siverts also arrived in Germantown in 1684.