Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a person born in the wintertime having derived from the Old English word wintar, meaning wet season.
Early Origins of the McAliveray family
Gloucestershire where they held a family seat from ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the McAliveray family
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McAliveray Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name McAliveray have been found, including Winter, Winters, Wynter and others.
Early Notables of the McAliveray family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McAliveray family to Ireland
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Migration of the McAliveray family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become powerful new nations. Among early immigrants of the McAliveray surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: John Winter, who settled in Maine in 1616; four years before the "Mayflower"; Robert Winter settled in Virginia in 1616; four years before the ".
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