Epperdour History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Pictish clans of ancient Scotland were the ancestors of the first people to use the name Epperdour. It comes from 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 Epperdour family
The surname Epperdour 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 Epperdour family
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Epperdour Spelling Variations
Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations were a common result of this process. Epperdour has appeared Aberdour, Abirdour, Aberder, Abirder, Abyrdour and others.
Early Notables of the Epperdour family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Epperdour family
Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence. The Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Epperdour name: Charles Abirder settled in Georgia between 1790 and 1810.