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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


Similar surnames: Weaver, Leader, Lever, Creamer, Beaver, Laver, Cleve, Klever, Cleaves

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Cleaver Family Origin

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Cleaver Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Going To School

    14%
  • School

    10%
  • Servant

    10%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Cleaver family was Servant. Farmer, Going To School and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cleaver. The most common Cleaver occupation in Canada was Farmer. 24% of Cleaver's were Farmers.

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Cleaver Historical Records

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Cleaver Life Expectancy

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