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The surname Culver is of English origin, derived from the Old English 'culfre', meaning a dove or pigeon. It was likely first used as a nickname for someone thought to resemble a dove in some way, perhaps symbolizing peace or gentleness. Over time, it became a hereditary family name. The use of surnames based on nicknames was a common practice in medieval England, reflecting physical characteristics, dispositions, or associations with animals.