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About the study

I have been doing my family tree history for just over one year, during that time I became a member of www.ancestry,- find my past,- genesreunited, while doing my tree I was put in touch with other people doing the same name tree, Some we found out are related from past ancestor's on the Calvert side. During the time I have built up a collection of census for Newcastle onTyne,- Gateshead,- & Yorkshire as this was where most of the past Ancestor's came from After parting from Lancashire in the early early days.

Variant names

I personaly have encountered only varients, but I do know there is over a dozen or more. the two I have come across is 'Calbert, Colvert, '

Name origin

The origin, or meanig of Calvert, is more of an occupational name from Middle English [calfhirde = Old English {Anglian} calf + hierde, = 'herdsman There for Calvert means a herdsman, this is a short transcript from 'Searching for Surnames by John Titford page 171.

Historical occurrences of the name

Some famous and historical events I have found so far about the name Calvert, Benedict Calvert, 4th Baron Baltimore [1679-1715] british nobleman and politician, Caecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore [1605-1675] English coloniser. Ken Calvert[1953, American politician, at the moment I have a list of twelve
Historical / Famous Calvert's

Name frequency

Calvert It is not a common name it is mainly found in the north of England, I hope to add more to this as I go along in my studies.

Distribution of the name

I think I might have got mixed up with the frequency of the name as well, The largest distribution of the Calvert name is in the Yorkshire area, with another large percent in Newcastle on Tyne, and Lancashire, there is a small number of Calvert's in te rest of England with a large number in Ireland


during my time as an amateur historian, I have collected several census Cds, Nick Barratts book Guide to your Ancestors, Searching for Surnames,by John Titford, Oxford dictionary of English Surnames, A Dictionary of Old trades and Occupations by Colin Waters, I have traced my Family tree history back to 1691 including all children of the families. And I have and still do enjoy what I am doing, As I have only just joined the Guild I have not had a chance to collect any data from the archives as yet apart from the information I needed to enroll and the data to set up this Web Page


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