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The root of the ancient Dalriadan-Scottish name Arter is the Celtic personal name Arthur, which is of various and often disputed etymology. The personal name Arthur may be derived from some early cognate of the Gaelic "art" and the Welsh "arth" which means "bear" and may indicate early Celtic worship of that animal or one who has a high regard for that animal's virtuous qualities.

Arter Early Origins



The surname Arter was first found in the county of Berwickshire an ancient county of Scotland, presently part of the Scottish Borders Council Area, located in the eastern part of the Borders Region of Scotland, in south eastern Scotland where they have held a family seat from ancient times. The Arthur family traced their descent from King Aedan Mac Gabrain, King of Dalriada, whose mother was a British Princess, and named his eldest son Arthur, and he was believed to be the first Gael to bear the name. The family name was recorded in the late 6th and early 7th century.

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Arter Spelling Variations


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Arter Spelling Variations



The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years Arter has appeared as Archibure, Arthuwire, Artheor, Arthurs, Arture, Harthawr, Artair, Artuir and many more.

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Arter Early History


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Arter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arter research. Another 166 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Arter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Arter Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Arter In Ireland


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Arter In Ireland



Some of the Arter family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 157 words (11 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


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The Great Migration



Many settled along the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. As the American War of Independence broke out, those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these hardy Dalriadan-Scottish settlers began to recover their collective history in the 20th century with the advent of the vibrant culture fostered by highland games and Clan societies in North Ameri ca. Highland games, clan societies, and other organizations generated much renewed interest in Scottish heritage in the 20th century. The Arter were among the earliest of the Scottish settlers as immigration passenger lists have shown:

Arter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nicholas Arter, aged 25, arrived in Maine in 1812
  • C M Arter, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • J. C. Arter, aged 34, who emigrated to America, in 1894

Arter Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Charles Arter, aged 48, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Homer Arter, aged 43, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Ernest arter, aged 24, who landed in America from Halifax, England, in 1907
  • Hazel Arter, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Annie Arter, aged 31, who emigrated to America from Horwich, England, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Arter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Arter (post 1700)



  • Irwin Dean Arter (1886-1947), American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Nuevitas, 1918-20
  • David Albert Arter (1820-1913), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1860
  • Daniel Arter, American politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1869
  • Jared Maurice Arter PhD (1850-1928), African-American slave who wrote "Echoes From a Pioneer Life"
  • Robert Arter (b. 1929), retired United States Army Lieutenant General, former commanding general of the Sixth United States Army
  • Harry Nicholas Arter (b. 1989), English footballer

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Arter Historic Events


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Arter Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. James Sydney Arter, English 2nd Class passenger residing in Federated Malay States returning to England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking by escaping in a collapsible

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Motto


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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: Impelle obstantia
Motto Translation: Thrust aside obstacles.


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Arter Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    7. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    The Arter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Arter 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 2 October 2015 at 13:56.

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