The name McAleverray comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It was a name for a person born in the wintertime
having derived from the Old English word wintar,
meaning wet season.
Early Origins of the McAleverray family
The surname McAleverray was first found in Gloucestershire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the McAleverray family
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McAleverray Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name McAleverray has undergone many spelling variations
, including Winter, Winters, Wynter and others.
Early Notables of the McAleverray family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McAleverray family to Ireland
Some of the McAleverray family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the McAleverray family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name McAleverray were among those contributors: John Winter, who settled in Maine in 1616; four years before the "Mayflower"; Robert Winter settled in Virginia in 1616; four years before the ".