The MacEver surname is thought to have derived from an Old Norse personal name
Ivarr of uncertain origin. It became a given name in Ireland
before becoming a hereditary surname.
Early Origins of the MacEver family
The surname MacEver was first found in Dumbartonshire
, where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the MacEver family
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MacEver Spelling Variations
of this family name include: MacIver, MacIvor, MacCure, MacEure, MacUre and many more.
Early Notables of the MacEver family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacEver family to Ireland
Some of the MacEver family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the MacEver family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
MacEver Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William MacEver, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1811 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)
The MacEver Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Numquam obliviscar
Motto Translation: I will never forget.