The origins of the Anglo-Saxon
name McAliverray come from its first bearer, who was a person born in the wintertime
having derived from the Old English word wintar,
meaning wet season.
Early Origins of the McAliverray family
The surname McAliverray was first found in Gloucestershire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the McAliverray family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McAliverray 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 McAliverray History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
McAliverray Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. McAliverray has been spelled many different ways, including Winter, Winters, Wynter and others.
Early Notables of the McAliverray family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McAliverray family to Ireland
Some of the McAliverray 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 McAliverray family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first McAliverrays to arrive in North America: John Winter, who settled in Maine in 1616; four years before the "Mayflower"; Robert Winter settled in Virginia in 1616; four years before the ".