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Shivers is an ancient Scottish name that was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. It is a name for someone who lived in the old barony in the parish of Tarves, Aberdeenshire. The name Shivers comes from Gaelic seamhas, meaning "a narrow place in a river."

Shivers Early Origins



The surname Shivers was first found in Tarves, Aberdeenshire. Some of the earliest records of the family include: John Chivas, who had a safe conduct to study at Oxford in 1393, and William Shivas, who was a Physician and Astrologer, Archbishop of St. Andrews in 1477. Later, John Scheves was forgiven on a charge of murder in 1526. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

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Shivers Spelling Variations


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Shivers Spelling Variations



In Medieval times, spelling and translation were not nearly so highly developed as today. They were generally carried out according to the sound and intuition of the bearer. For that reason spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Shivers has been spelled Shivas, Shives, Chivas, Shivis, Shivez, Shivers, Shevas and many more.

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Shivers Early History


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Shivers Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shivers research. Another 377 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1648, 1647, 1759, 1801, 1843 and 1850 are included under the topic Early Shivers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shivers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shivers Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Shivers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shivers In Ireland


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Shivers In Ireland



Some of the Shivers family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 68 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Unrest, poverty, and persecution caused thousands to look for opportunity and freedom in the North American colonies. The crossing was long, overcrowded, and unsanitary, though, and came only at great expense. Many Strathclyde families settled on the east coast of North America in communities that would form the backbone of what would become the great nations of the United States and Canada. The American War of Independence caused those who remained loyal to England to move north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, Strathclyde and other Scottish families across North America began to recover their collective heritage through highland games and Clan societies. Among them:

Shivers Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Shivers, who arrived in Maryland in 1663

Shivers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James and Henry Shivers, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1847
  • J. M. Shivers, who arrived at San Francisco in 1850
  • J M Shivers, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shivers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shivers (post 1700)



  • John Shivers (b. 1830), Canadian-born, U.S. Marine stationed aboard the USS Minnesota during the American Civil War who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Second Battle of Fort Fisher on January 15, 1865
  • John Shivers, American former politician, Member of the Ohio House of Representatives (1983-1990)
  • Louise Shivers (1929-2014), American author and writer-in-residence at Georgia Regents University, Augusta, Georgia
  • Roy Shivers (b. 1941), American-born, General Manager of the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League
  • Joseph Clois Shivers Jr. (1920-2014), American textile chemist, best known for his role in developing Spandex, in the 1950s, while employed at DuPont
  • Robert Allan Shivers (1907-1985), American politician, 37th Governor of the state of Texas (1949-1957)
  • Jason Shivers (b. 1982), American defensive back in the Canadian Football League
  • Chris Shivers (b. 1978), top-rated American bull rider
  • Wesley Davis Shivers (b. 1977), American professional mixed martial arts
  • LeVert Dwyer Shivers, American politician, Independent Candidate for U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1942
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: Virtute non vi
Motto Translation: By virtue not by force.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Other References

  1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  6. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  7. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  8. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  9. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  10. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  11. ...

The Shivers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shivers 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.

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