Laver Family History
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Laver Name Meaning
occupational name for a washerman, Anglo-Norman French laver (an agent derivative of Old French laver ‘to wash’, Latin lavare). habitational name from High, Little or Magdalen Laver in Essex, named from Old English lagu ‘flood’, ‘water’ + fær ‘passage’, ‘crossing’. topographic name for someone living where bulrushes or irises grew, Old English l?fer.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press