Klever Family History
Klever Name Meaning
German and Dutch: habitational name for someone from Kleve in the Rhineland or Schleswig-Holstein (see Kleve ). German: from Middle Low German klēver ‘clover meadow’ also ‘resin turpentine’ hence a metonymic occupational name either for a farmer who grew clover or for someone who collected resin and distilled turpentine. In the Alemannic area this was also a nickname for a bungler. Compare Cleaver and Clever .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press