Meaning and Origin of: Cleaveland

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Land near the hill

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Variant spelling of English Cleveland.
  • A family spelling its name in this way is particularly associated with Martha’s Vineyard. Moses Cleaveland (1651–1717) came to Edgartown in about 1680 from Woburn, MA; several of his descendants were captains of whaling ships.