From Irish Names and Surnames 1923
SÍBHEAR—XII—Chiver, Chevere, Chivers, Chevers, Cheevers; Norman 'le Chivere,' 'le Chevere,' i.e., the goat (French chevre), a nickname; the name of a Norman family who came to Ireland about the time of the invasion and settled in Dublin, Louth, Meath, Kildare and Wexford. They were highly respectable, but lost their property in the Cromwellian and Williamite confiscations. A branch of the family was transplanted to Connacht by Cromwell.
Alphabetical Index to Irish Surnames
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