4,966 Diver members around the world
Stay informed about Diver Family online & offline events!
See our recent family gatherings
Diver Family HistoryUnlike many apparently obvious surnames, this interesting and quite rare example, actually reflects what it means. It is either a nickname for a good swimmer from the pre 8th century Norse Viking "dyfa" or it can be locational and describe a former inhabitant of the town of Dives in Calvados, France. The forms of the name are usually Diver(s), Dive(s), and Divver, and the recorded spellings are now so intermixed, it is usually impossible to say which name today relates to which origin. Oddly the first recording is clearly locational (see below) from the town, whilst the first recording in the Norse-English, which should have predated the Norman locational origin by several centuries does not appear until 1252 when Robert Dyvere is recorded at Ramsey Abbey, Suffolk.
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous Diver (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the Diver tribe
- Find your Diver ancestor
- Tell us about your Diver Family
- Tell us about your Diver ancestors
- Ask a question about the Diver history
- Leave a message for Diver family members
Areas of Origin for Diver
Invite more Diver family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the Diver tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest