Haver Family History
Haver Name Meaning
North German: metonymic occupational name for a grower of or dealer in oats, from Low German Haver ‘oats’. Compare Hafer, Haber. Dutch: of uncertain derivation; possibly a Brabantine form of de Hauwer, an occupational name for a wood or stone cutter, Middle Dutch hauwer(e) ‘cutter’, ‘hewer’. English: from Middle English haver ‘oats’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a farmer who grew oats or for a grain merchant. English: possibly a nickname from Middle English haver ‘buck’, ‘billy-goat’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press