The ancestors of the McAlivery family lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. McAlivery was a name given to a person born in the wintertime
having derived from the Old English word wintar,
meaning wet season.
Early Origins of the McAlivery family
The surname McAlivery was first found in Gloucestershire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the McAlivery family
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McAlivery Spelling Variations
McAlivery has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name McAlivery have been found, including Winter, Winters, Wynter and others.
Early Notables of the McAlivery family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McAlivery family to Ireland
Some of the McAlivery 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 McAlivery family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first McAliverys to arrive on North American shores: John Winter, who settled in Maine in 1616; four years before the "Mayflower"; Robert Winter settled in Virginia in 1616; four years before the ".