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Mcaleer Surname History



On the western coast of Scotland and on the Hebrides islands the Mcaleer family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from the Gaelic word Mac-Giolla-Uidhir, which literally means son of the pale youth or son of Odhar's servant. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)


Early Origins of the Mcaleer family


The surname Mcaleer was first found in Ayrshire and Galloway, where John McLur and Robert McLure were first listed as followers of the Earl of Casilis in 1526. A few years later in 1532, Tomas Maklure was sergeant of Assize in Carrick. Interestingly, the earliest evidence of a Clan piper was Robert MacLure who was piper to the chief of the Buchanans in 1600. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Early History of the Mcaleer family


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Mcaleer Spelling Variations


In various documents Mcaleer has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. MacClure, MacLure, MacCloor, McLeur, McCloor and others.

Early Notables of the Mcaleer family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Mcaleer family to Ireland


Some of the Mcaleer family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Mcaleer family to the New World and Oceana


Dalriadan families proliferated in North America. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Mcaleer or a variant listed above:

Mcaleer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel McAleer, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Michael McAleer, aged 25, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1870 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Samuel McAleer, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Mcaleer Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Margaret McAleer, aged 32, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ambassador" in 1834
  • James McAleer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Robert Burns" in 1834
  • Joseph McAleer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Robert Burns" in 1834
  • Charles McAleer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Robert Burns" in 1834
  • Patrick McAleer, aged 26, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Susan" in 1838
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mcaleer Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Charles Mcaleer, British settler as part of the 8th Detachment of the Royal New Zealand Fencibles travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Oriental Queen" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 18th September 1849 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Mrs. Ellen Mcaleer née Burke, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Oriental Queen" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 18th September 1849 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Joseph McAleer, aged 33, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874
  • James McAleer, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oamaru" in 1878
  • Mr. James McAleer, (b. 1855), aged 22, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Oamaru" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 13th January 1878, for Bluff [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html

Contemporary Notables of the name Mcaleer (post 1700)


  • Owen McAleer (1858-1944), American served as the 25th Mayor of Los Angeles, California
  • William McAleer (1838-1912), American Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • James Robert "Loafer" McAleer (1864-1931), American center fielder, manager, and stockholder in Major League Baseball
  • William McAleer (1838-1912), American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 2nd District, 1887-90; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 3rd District, 1891-95, 1897-1901 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Owen C. McAleer (1858-1944), American Republican politician, Mayor of Los Angeles, California, 1904-06 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Hugh McAleer, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Burlington, 1902 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • H. J. McAleer, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1888 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Hugh McAleer (d. 1941), Irish nationalist politician
  • Kevin McAleer (b. 1956), Irish professional stand-up comedian
  • Phelim McAleer (b. 1967), Irish journalist and documentary filmmaker

Historic Events for the Mcaleer family



RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. James Mcaleer, English Trimmer from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

See Also



Citations


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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