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Cleaver Family History

Cleaver Name Meaning
English: from Middle English clevere ‘one who cleaves’ (a derivative of Old English cleofan ‘to split’), hence an occupational name for someone who split wood into planks using a wedge rather than a saw, or possibly for a butcher.English: topographic name from Middle English cleve ‘bank’, ‘slope’ (from the dative of Old English clif) + the suffix -er, denoting an inhabitant.Americanized spelling of German Kliewer or Klüver (see Kluver).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Cleaver Families

  • Number of Cleaver families
     86 - 169
     29 - 85
     1 - 28
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Cleaver families
     366 - 729
     123 - 365
     1 - 122
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Cleaver families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Cleaver Family Origin

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Cleaver Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Cleaver

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Cleaver Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Cleaver census records

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Cleaver Civil War Service Records

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