McAleverry is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
name. It was a name given to a person who was a person born in the wintertime
having derived from the Old English word wintar,
meaning wet season.
Early Origins of the McAleverry family
The surname McAleverry was first found in Gloucestershire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the McAleverry family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McAleverry research.Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1162, 1622, 1686, 1661, 1665, 1665 and 1668 are included under the topic Early McAleverry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
McAleverry Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name McAleverry has appeared include Winter, Winters, Wynter and others.
Early Notables of the McAleverry family (pre 1700)
Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McAleverry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the McAleverry family to Ireland
Some of the McAleverry family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 87 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the McAleverry family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name McAleverry arrived in North America very early: John Winter, who settled in Maine in 1616; four years before the "Mayflower"; Robert Winter settled in Virginia in 1616; four years before the ".