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The people known in ancient Scotland as the Picts were the forefathers of the Dewar family. It is a name for a pilgrim from the Gaelic word deoradh. The deoradh kept the relics of saints. The family have been the hereditary custodians of St. Fillan's Crozier. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)


Dewar Early Origins



The surname Dewar was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland. Dewarton is a village, in the parish of Borthwick, county of Edinburgh. It is here that the Dewar family have held the estate of Vogrie since early times. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Dewar Spelling Variations


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Dewar Spelling Variations



When the first dictionaries were invented in the last few hundred years, spelling gradually became standardized. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound. Names were often recorded under different spelling variations every time they were written. Dewar has been written Dewar, Dure, Dewyer, Dewer, McIndeor, McJarrow and many more.

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Dewar Early History


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Dewar Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dewar research. Another 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1296 are included under the topic Early Dewar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dewar Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dewar Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dewar Notables 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



The crossing to North America did not seem so great in comparison with the hardships many Scots endured at home. It was long, expensive, and cramped, but also rewarding. North America offered land and the chance for settlers to prove themselves in a new place. And many did prove themselves as they fought to forge a new nation in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of those Scots can now experience much of their once-lost heritage through the Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up across North America in the last century. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Dewar:

Dewar Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William and his wife Jane Dewar and two children settled in Antigua in 1774

Dewar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Dewar, aged 60, landed in New York, NY in 1803
  • Thomas Dewar, aged 55, landed in New York, NY in 1803
  • John Dewar arrived in New York in 1823
  • Robert Dewar, who arrived in Maryland in 1844
  • John Dewar, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dewar Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Peter Dewar, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Favourite" in 1815
  • David Dewar, who landed in Canada in 1841

Dewar Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • David Dewar arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Princess Royal" in 1848
  • Margaret Dewar, aged 19, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Magdalena"
  • Eliza Dewar, aged 21, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Magdalena"
  • Margaret Dewar, aged 48, a housekeeper, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Magdalena"
  • Mary Dewar, aged 22, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "North"

Dewar Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary Dewar, aged 18, a domestic servant, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842
  • Janet Dewar, aged 27, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Seringapatam" in 1856
  • Ann Dewar, aged 19, a domestic servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1864
  • John Dewar, aged 22, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1878
  • Maggie Dewar, aged 20, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1878
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dewar (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dewar (post 1700)



  • Robert Berriedale Keith Dewar (1945-2015), American computer scientist, founder, CEO and president of AdaCore software company
  • James Alexander Dewar (1897-1985), American baker, inventor of the Twinkie
  • Helen Dewar (1936-2006), American reporter for The Washington Post for 25 years
  • R. A. Dewar, American Republican politician, Member of North Carolina State Senate 38th District, 1921-22
  • Joseph K. Dewar, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1952, 1956
  • Burt Dewar, American Republican politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives Twenty-First Middlesex District, 1923-24
  • Michael James Steuart Dewar (1918-1997), American theoretical chemist
  • Struan Douglas Dewar (b. 1989), Scottish rugby union player
  • George "Geordie" Dewar (1867-1915), Scottish footballer
  • Lord Arthur Dewar (1860-1917), Scottish politician and judge, Solicitor General for Scotland (19091910)
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: Quid non pro patria
Motto Translation: What would not one do for his country.


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Citations


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  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  4. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  11. ...

The Dewar Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dewar 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 20 September 2016 at 18:51.

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