When David Hunter Beaver was born on 16 July 1876, in Franklin Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jacob A Beaver, was 29 and his mother, Lydia Frances Pyle, was 24. He married Myra M Clark on 25 June 1906, in Mahoning, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Washington Parish, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880 and Five Points, Salem Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. He died on 9 June 1927, in Salem Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in New Salem, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States.
English: habitational name from Belvoir in Leicestershire, pronounced beever (/bi:və/), so named with Old French beu, bel ‘fair, lovely’ + veïr, voir ‘to see’, i.e. a place with a fine view. This name may also be derived from any of several places in France called Beauvoir, for example in Manche, Somme, and Seine-Maritime, all of which have the same etymology as above.
English: nickname from Middle English bever, bevre (Old English beofor) ‘beaver’, possibly referring to a hard worker, or from some other fancied resemblance to the animal. The existence of patronymic forms such as Beaverson suggest that this may also have been a personal name.
Native American (Creek): from a translation into English of the Muscogee Creek clan name Echaswvlke (‘Beaver clan’), derived from a word meaning ‘beaver’.
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