Mallouverer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Mallouverer is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Mallouverer comes from the name Mauleverer, which at the time of the Norman Conquest, was the name of a noble Norman family. They held Maulevrier, near Rouen as their home. [1]

"In the Bayeux Inquest 'feodum Malevrier in Asnieres debet servitium dim. mil.' ' Helto de Mauleverer held in Kent in 1086, and 1120 Helto, his son, witnessed the charter of Bolton, York." [2]

Early Origins of the Mallouverer family

The surname Mallouverer 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." [3]

"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." [3]

Early History of the Mallouverer family

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

Mallouverer Spelling Variations

Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Mauleverer, Malouverer, Maleverer, Malleverer and many more.

Early Notables of the Mallouverer family (pre 1700)

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mallouverer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Mallouverer family

Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Mallouverer or a variant listed above: Jonathon Mauleverer who landed in North America in 1700.



The Mallouverer 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: En dieu ma foy
Motto Translation: My faith is in God.


  1. ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 2 of 3
  2. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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