The name ‘Carver’ originates from England. It is derived from the occupational name for a carver of wood or a sculptor of stone, from the agent derivative of the Middle English word ‘kerve(n)’ meaning to ‘cut’, ‘carve’ (from the old English word ‘ceofan’). It is also derived from the occupational name for a ploughman, from the Anglo French Norman word ‘caruier’ (from the Late Latin word ‘carrucarius’, a derivative of ‘carrum’ and ‘carpentum’). Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Carver’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the thirteenth century were a ‘Adam le Karver’, from the county of Devonshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘John Carver’, aged 22, from the county of Hertfordshire, England. He emigrated to North America on the 11th of September 1682, with a certain ‘William Penn’, and settled… Coat of arms: Argent, on a chevron sable a fl…
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