Naliverey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Naliverey arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Naliverey comes from the name Mauleverer, which at the time of the Norman Conquest, was the name of a noble Norman family. They held Maulevrier, near Rouen as their home. [1]

"In the Bayeux Inquest 'feodum Malevrier in Asnieres debet servitium dim. mil.' ' Helto de Mauleverer held in Kent in 1086, and 1120 Helto, his son, witnessed the charter of Bolton, York." [2]

Early Origins of the Naliverey family

The surname Naliverey was first found in the North Riding of Yorkshire where they held a family seat at Arncliffe Hall. They are descended from Sir Richard Mauleverer who accompanied Duke William of Normandy in his conquest of England in 1066 A.D. He was appointed master of the forests, chases, and parks north of the river Trent. Allerton-Mauleverer in the West Riding of Yorkshire was an ancient family seat. "This place obtained its distinguishing name from the family of Mauleverer, one of whom, named Richard, in the reign of Henry II. founded here an alien priory of Benedictine monks." [3]

"The lands [of Ingleby Arncliffe in the West Riding of Yorkshire] are chiefly the property of William Mauleverer, Esq., the descendant of the Norman Baron who came over with the Conqueror from Normandy, and whose family have continued here since that period." [3]

Early History of the Naliverey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Naliverey research. Another 102 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1599, 1655, 1640 and 1649 are included under the topic Early Naliverey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Naliverey Spelling Variations

Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Mauleverer, Malouverer, Maleverer, Malleverer and many more.

Early Notables of the Naliverey family (pre 1700)

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Naliverey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Naliverey family

To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Naliverey or a variant listed above: Jonathon Mauleverer who landed in North America in 1700.



The Naliverey Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: En dieu ma foy
Motto Translation: My faith is in God.


  1. ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 2 of 3
  2. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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