Abirder History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The annals of Scottish history reveal that Abirder was first used as a name by descendants of the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland. The Abirder family lived in Aberdeen (part of the modern Grampian region) and from Aberdour in Fife (which is now part of the region of Fife).

Early Origins of the Abirder family

The surname Abirder was first found in Forfarshire part of the Tayside region of North Eastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, at the Abbey of Arbroath where William Abirdour witnessed a charter by the Earl of Huntlie in 1367. Another William Aberdour was Bailie for the Abbey of Arbroath in 1483.

Important Dates for the Abirder family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Abirder research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1484, 1508 and 1510 are included under the topic Early Abirder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Abirder Spelling Variations

During the Middle Ages, there was no basic set of rules and scribes wrote according to sound. The correct spelling of Scottish names were further compromised after many haphazard translations from Gaelic to English and back. Spelling variations of the name Abirder include Aberdour, Abirdour, Aberder, Abirder, Abyrdour and others.

Early Notables of the Abirder family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Abirder Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Abirder family

Scots left their country by the thousands to travel to Australia and North America. Desperate for freedom and an opportunity to fend for themselves, many paid huge fees and suffered under terrible conditions on long voyages. Still, for those who made the trip, freedom and opportunity awaited. In North America, many fought their old English oppressors in the American War of Independence. In recent years, Scottish heritage has been an increasingly important topic, as Clan societies and other organizations have renewed people's interest in their history. An examination of passenger and immigration lists shows many early settlers bearing the name of Abirder: Charles Abirder settled in Georgia between 1790 and 1810.

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