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The ancient Scottish name Ahr was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The original bearer of the name lived in the city of Ayr in South-Western Scotland.

Ahr Early Origins



The surname Ahr was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where the family has held a family seat from ancient times. One of the first on record was Reginald Ayr, who was Clerk of Ayr in 1287 and Albinus Ayr had a charter of lands from King Robert the Bruce in 1315.

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Ahr Spelling Variations


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Ahr Spelling Variations



Spelling and translation were hardly exact sciences in Medieval Scotland. Sound, rather than any set of rules, was the basis for spellings, so one name was often spelled different ways even within a single document. Spelling variations are thus an extremely common occurrence in Medieval Scottish names. Ahr has been spelled Ayer, Air, Ayre, Ayers and others.

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Ahr Early History


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Ahr Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ahr research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1522, 1567, 1638 and 1712 are included under the topic Early Ahr History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ahr Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ahr Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ahr Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ahr In Ireland


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Ahr In Ireland



Some of the Ahr family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 37 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Such hard times forced many to leave their homeland in search of opportunity across the Atlanti c. Many of these families settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. The ancestors of many of these families have rediscovered their roots in the 20th century through the establishment of Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Among them:

Ahr Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Nicol Ahr, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1774

Ahr Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gottlieb Ahr, who arrived in America in 1847

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    9. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    10. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
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    The Ahr Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ahr Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 19 September 2013 at 11:48.

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