Seaver History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Seaver family

The surname Seaver was first found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1274 when Edith Seviere held estates in that county.

Important Dates for the Seaver family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Seaver research. Another 100 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1327, 1455, 1487, 1471, 1427 and 1440 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: Sever, Sevior, Sevyer, Seeviour, Siveyer, Sivier, Siver, Sivyer, Saviour, Saver, Seyvior, Sceviour, Scievor and many more.

Early Notables of the Seaver family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Henry Sever (d. 1471), First Provost of Eton College and Warden of Merton. In 1427, he served as Senior Proctor in the University. He...
Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Seaver Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Seaver migration to the United States

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]
  • Hugh Seaver, who landed in Virginia in 1637 [1]
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]

Contemporary Notables of the name Seaver (post 1700)

  • George Thomas "Tom" Seaver (b. 1944), nicknamed Tom Terrific and The Franchise, American former Major League Baseball player, 12× All-Star, 3× NL Cy Young Award (1969, 1973, 1975), inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992
  • Robert Chauncey Seaver (1877-1944), American amateur tennis player
  • Jay Webber Seaver (1855-1915), American physician and pioneer of anthropometry from Craftsbury, Vermont
  • Fred Jay Seaver (1877-1970), American mycologist who worked at the New York Botanical Garden for 40 years
  • Edwin Seaver (1900-1987), American publisher, writer, editor, critic
  • Benjamin Seaver (1795-1856), American politician from Massachusetts; Mayor of Boston 1852–53
  • Thomas O. Seaver (1833-1912), American Army officer during the American Civil War; recipient of the Medal of Honor
  • Richard Seaver (1927-2009), American owner of Arcade Publishing
  • Hideo Seaver, American voice actor
  • Ebenezer Seaver (1763-1844), American politician from Massachusetts; U.S. representative 1803–13
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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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