Klever Family History
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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
Similar surnames: Kleber, Klaver, Kleier, Lever, Kleven, Klepper, Kleve, Kluver, Klauer