The annals of Scottish history reveal that Eperder was first used as a name by ancestors of the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland
. The Eperder 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 Eperder family
The surname Eperder 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 Eperder family
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Eperder Spelling Variations
Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred
years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations
are common among Scottish names. Eperder has been spelled Aberdour, Abirdour, Aberder, Abirder, Abyrdour and others.
Early Notables of the Eperder family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eperder family to the New World and Oceana
In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence
. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan
societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Eperder: Charles Abirder settled in Georgia between 1790 and 1810.
The Eperder 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.