Klever Family History
Klever Name Meaning
habitational name for someone from Kleve in the Rhineland (see Kleve 1). German: nickname for a complainer, from Middle High German klewen ‘to whine’. German: possibly from Middle Low German klever ‘clover’, also ‘resin’, ‘turpentine’, hence a metonymic occupational name either for a farmer who grew clover or perhaps for someone who collected and distilled turpentine. In the Alemannic area this was also a nickname for a bungler.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press