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.
Early History of the Aperder family
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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)
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Migration of the Aperder family to the New World and Oceana
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.
The Aperder Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Hinc spes effulget
Motto Translation: Hence hope shines forth.