Maulever History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Maulever was carried to England in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. It 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 Maulever family

The surname Maulever 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 Maulever family

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

Maulever Spelling Variations

Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Mauleverer, Malouverer, Maleverer, Malleverer and many more.

Early Notables of the Maulever family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Maulever family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Maulever or a variant listed above were: 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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