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IVERSON Family HistoryThis rare and interesting surname is a patronymic of Ivor, which is of Old Norse origin, from the personal name "Ivarr", of uncertain etymology, but thought to be derived from the elements "iw", yew, bow (a weapon generally made from the supple wood of the yew tree), and "herr", army. The given name was adopted at an early date by the Irish, Scots and Welsh, and much later and more rarely by the English. Many bearers of the modern surname are therefore of Celtic ancestry. The personal name was first recorded as "Juuar" in the Domesday Book for Shropshire of 1086, and one Iware diaconus was recorded in the Records of St.
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