Aperder History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Aperder is a name whose ancestors lived among the Picts, a tribe in ancient Scotland. The Aperder 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 Aperder family

The surname Aperder 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 Aperder family

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

Aperder Spelling Variations

The appearance of the printing press and the first dictionaries in the last few hundred years did much to standardize spelling. Prior to that time scribes spelled according to sound, a practice that resulted in many spelling variations. Aperder has been spelled Aberdour, Abirdour, Aberder, Abirder, Abyrdour and others.

Early Notables of the Aperder family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Aperder family

The expense of the crossing to the North American colonies seemed small beside the difficulties of remaining in Scotland. It was a long and hard trip, but at its end lay the reward of freedom. Some Scots remained faithful to England and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others fought in the American War of Independence. Much of this lost Scottish heritage has been recovered in the last century through Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Aperder: Charles Abirder settled in Georgia between 1790 and 1810.

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