When Henry B Beaver was born on 7 December 1829, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Christian Joshua Beaver, was 31 and his mother, Catherine Havice, was 21. He married Almira Swanger on 16 March 1854, in Columbus, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Fredericksburg, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States for about 5 years. He died on 11 December 1897, in Bordulac, Foster, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Bordulac, Foster, North Dakota, 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’.