The Shiver surname is derived from the Anglo-Norman French word "chivere" or "chevre," meaning "goat." The Latin for a nanny goat "capra" has in the past been used interchangeably as the surname of some family lines of this name.
Early Origins of the Shiver family
The surname Shiver was first found in Devon
. The first known ancestor of the name was Roger de Chievre and Petronilla living circa 1000 A.D. in a town in the south of Belgium called by that name. Roger's sons William Chievre and his brother Ralf de la Pommeraie, were companions of William the Conqueror in the invasion of England
in 1066 and were given large estates in Devon. A William Chievre, CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Capra was listed in the Domesday Book
as holding land in both Devon
Early History of the Shiver family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shiver research.Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1186, 1327, 1614, 1708, 1637 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Shiver History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Shiver Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Chever, Chevers, Chevercourt, Chevercot, Cheves, Chevys, Cheever, Cheevers, Chilvers, Chivers and many more.
Early Notables of the Shiver family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Ezekiel Cheever (1614-1708) English-born, immigrant to America in 1637 and became a schoolmaster, and the author of probably the earliest American school book, "Accidence, A... Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Shiver Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Shiver family to Ireland
Some of the Shiver family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 229 words (16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Shiver family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Shiver Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John William Shiver, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 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)
Shiver Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Alfred Shiver, aged 39, who landed in America from Whitehurch, in 1898
Shiver Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Jos Shiver, aged 18, who settled in America, in 1906
- George Shiver, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
- Renslow Shiver, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
Contemporary Notables of the name Shiver (post 1700)
- Sanders Shiver (b. 1955), American former NFL football player with the Baltimore Colts and Miami Dolphins
- Kelly Shiver, American country music singer and guitarist, part of the duo Thrasher Shiver, active 1995–1997
- Ivey Merwin Shiver (1907-1972), American Major League Baseball outfielder who played for the Detroit Tigers and Cincinnati Reds
- Spencer Clay Shiver (b. 1972), retired American college and professional NFL football player
The Shiver Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: En dieu est ma foy
Motto Translation: In God is my faith.