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Surname:  Calvert
Branch:  Calvert
Origins:  Welsh
More Info:  Wales

Background:  A Shepherd. Occupational name from Middle English calfhirde, from Old English (Anglian) calf ‘calf’ + hierde ‘herdsman’. As for other domestic animals, the care of cattle has given us some surnames, but none in great number. There are about sixty Cowards, a very misleading contraction of 'cow-herds', rather more calverts and Calvers...




Motto:  Fatti maschi, parole femmine, Deeds are masculine, words feminine .
Arms:  Paly of six, or and sa. a bend counterchanged.
Crest:  Out of a ducal coronet or, two pennons, the dexter or, the other sa. staves gu..


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Name Variations:  Calvert, Calverd, Calvard, Calver, Calvers.

References:
One or more of the following publications has been referenced for this article.
The General Armory; Sir Bernard Burke - 1842.
A Handbook of Mottoes; C.N. Elvin - 1860.

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