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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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Cleaver Family Origin

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Cleaver Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, the most common Cleaver occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Cleaver's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cleaver. A less common occupation for the Cleaver family was Carpenter.

Source: Census data for Cleaver | Data not to scale

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Cleaver Life Expectancy

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