Arter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Arter family

The surname Arter was first found in the county of Berwickshire an ancient county of Scotland, presently part of the Scottish Borders Council Area, located in the eastern part of the Borders Region of Scotland, in south eastern Scotland where they have held a family seat from ancient times. The Arthur family traced their descent from King Aedan Mac Gabrain, King of Dalriada, whose mother was a British Princess, and named his eldest son Arthur, and he was believed to be the first Gael to bear the name. The family name was recorded in the late 6th and early 7th century.

Important Dates for the Arter family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arter research. Another 51 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1670, 1642, 1644, 1670, 1606, 1593 and 1666 are included under the topic Early Arter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Arter Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Archibure, Arthuwire, Artheor, Arthurs, Arture, Harthawr, Artair, Artuir and many more.

Early Notables of the Arter family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the Clan from early times was James Arthur (d. 1670?), Irish divine, born at Limerick, and professed himself a Dominican friar in the abbey of St. Stephen, Salamanca. "In 1642 he retired to the convent of St. Dominic in Lisbon, and there, according to Quetif and Echard, died on 1 Feb. 1644. Ware says that he survived...
Another 58 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Arter family to Ireland

Some of the Arter family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 32 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Arter migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Arter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Nicholas Arter, aged 25, who arrived in Maine in 1812 [1]
  • C M Arter, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • J.C. Arter, aged 34, who immigrated to America, in 1894
Arter Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • John Charles Arter, aged 48, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Homer Arter, aged 43, who immigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Ernest arter, aged 24, who landed in America from Halifax, England, in 1907
  • Hazel Arter, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Annie Arter, aged 31, who immigrated to America from Horwich, England, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Arter (post 1700)

  • Jared Maurice Arter PhD (1850-1928), African-American slave who wrote "Echoes From a Pioneer Life"
  • Robert Arter (b. 1929), retired United States Army Lieutenant General, former commanding general of the Sixth United States Army
  • Irwin Dean Arter (1886-1947), American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Nuevitas, 1918-20 [2]
  • David Albert Arter (1820-1913), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1860 [2]
  • Daniel Arter, American politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1869 [2]
  • Harry Nicholas Arter (b. 1989), English footballer

Historic Events for the Arter family

RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. James Sydney Arter, English 2nd Class passenger residing in Federated Malay States returning to England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking by escaping in a collapsible [3]

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 2) . Retrieved from
  3. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from
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