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Seaver History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English, German


The roots of the German surname Seaver can be traced to the Old Germanic word "Siebmacher," meaning "sieve maker." The surname is occupational in origin, and was most likely originally borne by someone who held this position.

Early Origins of the Seaver family


The surname Seaver was first found in the territory of Meissen in eastern Saxony, where the name could be considered to have made an early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of modern European. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the widespread tribal and national conflicts, with each group seeking power and status in an unstable territorial profile.

Early History of the Seaver family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Seaver research.
Another 250 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1741, 1816, 1818, and 1862 are included under the topic Early Seaver History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Seaver Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Sieber, Sieb, Seeb, Seeber, Seaver, Sieberer, Siebmacher, Siebers, Siebe, Siebmann, Siep, Sieper, Sieppert, Siebert, Siepmann, Siber and many more.

Early Notables of the Seaver family (pre 1700)


Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Seaver Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Seaver family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Seaver Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Seaver, who landed in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1635 [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)
  • Hugh Seaver, who landed in Virginia in 1637 [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)

Seaver Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Valentine Seaver, who settled in Virginia in 1732

Seaver Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Seaver, aged 36, who arrived in Rhode Island in 1812 [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)

Contemporary Notables of the name Seaver (post 1700)


  • Thomas O. Seaver (1833-1912), American Army officer during the American Civil War; recipient of the Medal of Honor
  • Tom Seaver (b. 1944), American professional baseball player
  • Hideo Seaver, American voice actor
  • Ebenezer Seaver (1763-1844), American politician from Massachusetts; U.S. representative 1803–13
  • Benjamin Seaver, American politician from Massachusetts; mayor of Boston 1852–53
  • Richard Seaver (1927-2009), American owner of Arcade Publishing
  • Michael Seaver (b. 1967), Irish musician and dance critic

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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)

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