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Coat of Arms:
A black shield with an ermine fess between three silver doves.
Crest: Description not available
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of it's variants were: Edward Culver of Dedham, Massachusetts, was a wheelwright who settled there before 1640. He and his family moved to New London about 1653; W. B. Culver settled in San Francisco Cal. in 1850.
name culver comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It
was a name for a person bearing some fancied resemblance to a dove,
such as mildness of temper. The surname culver is derived from the Old
English word culfre, which in turn came from the Late Latin word
columbula; this is a derivative of columba, which means dove. The
nickname culfre was also used as a term of endearment.
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. culver has been spelled many different ways, including Culver, Culvere and others.
First found in Herefordshire where they were seated from very ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
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Surnames in Project: Culvar, Culver, Culverhouse
mantle consists of the shield displaying the arms that was given to the
person bearing this surname; a banner with surname; a helmet; and family
crest [if known]. See a sample of full mantle by - at right.
Normally the crest is displayed atop the helmet. To order a full
coat of arms and family crest:
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