Many variations of the name MacMaster have evolved since the time of its initial creation. In Gaelic it appeared as Mac an Mhaighistir, which means son of the master.
in ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacMaster research.Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1659, 1778, and 1854 are included under the topic Early MacMaster History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Names from the Middle Ages demonstrate many spelling variations
. This is because the recording scribe or church official often decided as to how a person's name was spelt and in what language. Research into the name MacMaster revealed many variations, including MacMaster, McMaster, Masterson, Mac an Mhaighistir (Gaelic), MacAmaster, MacYmaster and many more.
A massive amount of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century for North America and Australia
in hopes of finding more opportunities and an escape from discrimination and oppression. A great portion of these migrants arrived on the eastern shores of the North American continent. Although they were generally poor and destitute, and, therefore, again discriminated against, these Irish people were heartily welcomed for the hard labor involved in the construction of railroads, canals, roadways, and buildings. Many others were put to work in the newly established factories or agricultural projects that were so essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the world. The Great Potato Famine
during the late 1840s initiated the largest wave of Iris immigration. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name MacMaster or a variant listed above:
MacMaster Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Elizabeth MacMaster, who sailed to New York in 1774
- Elizabeth Macmaster, aged 21, who arrived in New York in 1774 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
MacMaster Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Wm. Macmaster, aged 36, who settled in America, in 1894
MacMaster Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Dora MacMaster, aged 25, who settled in America from Belfast, in 1905
- John MacMaster, aged 41, who emigrated to America from Leslie, Scotland, in 1907
- Archibald Macmaster, aged 45, who landed in America from London, England, in 1910
- Henry Vere Macmaster, aged 32, who landed in America from London, England, in 1913
- Donald Macmaster, aged 56, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1914
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MacMaster Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Angus MacMaster migrated from Lochaber, Inverness to Inverness County, Nova Scotia in 1802
- William MacMaster (1811-1887), born in County Tyrone was the founder of the University of Toronto
MacMaster Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Charles Adolphus MacMaster, aged 66, who emigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1919