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The old Scottish-Dalriadan name McAleer is derived 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)


McAleer Early Origins



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)

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McAleer Spelling Variations


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McAleer Spelling Variations



Translation in medieval times was an undeveloped science and was often carried out without due care. For this reason, many early Scottish names appeared radically altered when written in English. The spelling variations of McAleer include MacClure, MacLure, MacCloor, McLeur, McCloor and others.

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McAleer Early History


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McAleer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McAleer research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1660, 1807, 1873 and 1857 are included under the topic Early McAleer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McAleer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McAleer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McAleer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McAleer In Ireland


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McAleer In Ireland



Some of the McAleer family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 265 words (19 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



These settlers arrived in North America at a time when the east was burgeoning with prosperous colonies and the expanses of the west were just being opened up. The American War of Independence was also imminent. Some Scots stayed to fight for a new country, while others who remained loyal went north as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of them went on to rediscover their heritage in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic Scottish events. The McAleer were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

McAleer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel McAleer, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856
  • Michael McAleer, aged 25, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1870
  • Samuel McAleer, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872

McAleer Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Margaret McAleer, aged 32, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ambassador" in 1834
  • James McAleer arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Robert Burns" in 1834
  • Joseph McAleer arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Robert Burns" in 1834
  • Charles McAleer arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Robert Burns" in 1834
  • Patrick McAleer, aged 26, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Susan" in 1838

McAleer Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Joseph McAleer, aged 33, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874
  • James McAleer, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oamaru" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name McAleer (post 1700)


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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
  • Owen C. McAleer (1858-1944), American Republican politician, Mayor of Los Angeles, California, 1904-06
  • Hugh McAleer, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Burlington, 1902
  • H. J. McAleer, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1888
  • 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

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McAleer Historic Events


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McAleer Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. James Mcaleer, English Trimmer from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Motto


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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: Spectemur agendo
Motto Translation: Let us be judged by our actions.


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See Also


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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  2. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  3. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  8. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The McAleer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McAleer Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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