Malleverer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Malleverer is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. Malleverer comes from the name Mauleverer, which at the time of the Norman Conquest, was the name of a noble Norman family.

Early Origins of the Malleverer family

The surname Malleverer was first found in the North Riding of Yorkshire where they held a family seat at Arncliffe Hall. They are descended from Sir Richard Mauleverer who accompanied Duke William of Normandy in his conquest of England in 1066 A.D. He was appointed master of the forests, chases, and parks north of the river Trent. Allerton-Mauleverer in the West Riding of Yorkshire was an ancient family seat. "This place obtained its distinguishing name from the family of Mauleverer, one of whom, named Richard, in the reign of Henry II. founded here an alien priory of Benedictine monks." [1] "The lands [of Ingleby Arncliffe in the West Riding of Yorkshire] are chiefly the property of William Mauleverer, Esq., the descendant of the Norman Baron who came over with the Conqueror from Normandy, and whose family have continued here since that period." [1]

Important Dates for the Malleverer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Malleverer research. Another 102 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1599, 1655, 1640 and 1649 are included under the topic Early Malleverer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Malleverer Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Malleverer include Mauleverer, Malouverer, Maleverer, Malleverer and many more.

Early Notables of the Malleverer family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Malleverer family

In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Malleverers to arrive on North American shores: Jonathon Mauleverer who landed in North America in 1700.

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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