Greaves / Greeves / Grieves / Graver

The name Graver in Ireland is often derived from the native Gaelic O'Griobhthain sept who also anglicized their name as Grieves, Greeves and Graves. In modern times most families of Graver arrived into Ulster Province as settlers from England and Scotland, especially during the seventeenth century.

Origen: Normando. Graves is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came from the baptismal name Reeve where as a surname it refers to son of Reeve. In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest, sunu and sune, which meant son, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. By the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time. The surname Graves also referred to manager or overseer as an occupational surname. First found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat from very early times.

Variantes: Graves, Graver, Grieves, Grieve, Greve, Greves, Greeves, Greaves, Greave, Griveson, Greaveson, Greavson y otros.

Motto Translated: My hope is in God.


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