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The age-old Hebrides islands and the west coast of Scotland are the ancestral home of the Etter family. Their name comes from the Gaelic form Mac-an-Tsaoir, which denotes son of the carpenter or wright.

Etter Early Origins



The surname Etter was first found in on the Isle of Iona, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Etter Spelling Variations


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Etter Spelling Variations



Medieval spelling was at best an intuitive process, and translation between Gaelic and English was no more effective. These factors caused an enormous number of spelling variations in Dalriadan names. In fact, it was not uncommon to see a father and son who spelled their name differently. Over the years, Etter has been spelled MacAteer, MacTear, MacTeir, MacTire, MacAtee, MacAtter, MacAttur and many more.

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Etter Early History


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Etter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Etter research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1372, 1564 and 1564 are included under the topic Early Etter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Etter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Etter Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Etter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Etter In Ireland


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Etter In Ireland



Some of the Etter family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 147 words (10 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



Scottish settlers arrived in many of the communities that became the backbones of the United States and Canada. Many stayed, but some headed west for the endless open country of the prairies. In the American War of Independence, many Scots who remained loyal to England re-settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots across North America were able to recover much of their lost heritage in the 20th century as Clan societies and highland games sprang up across North Ameri ca. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Etters to arrive on North American shores:

Etter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Catharina Etter, who landed in America in 1718
  • Gerhard Etter, who landed in America in 1718
  • Johannes Etter, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1735
  • Daniel Etter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1742
  • Martin Etter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1744
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Etter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Etter, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Jacques Etter, aged 60, landed in New York in 1849
  • Maria Etter, aged 16, landed in New York in 1854

Etter Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Peter Etter U.E. (b. 1715) born in Riggisberg, Switzerland from Braintree, Massachusetts, USA who settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia c. 1776 he served in the Defence Force at Boston, died in 1794 in Halifax, married to twice with 10 children [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Peter Etter, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1778

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Contemporary Notables of the name Etter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Etter (post 1700)



  • Carrie Etter (b. 1969), American poet
  • Bob Etter (b. 1945), American NFL football placekicker
  • Bill Etter (b. 1950), American CFL football quarterback for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1973 to 1975)
  • Sara M. Etter, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1932
  • Samuel M. Etter, American Democrat politician, Illinois Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1875-79
  • Roy Etter (1900-1967), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1944
  • John O. Etter, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Frederick, Oklahoma, 1955-57
  • Jacob Etter, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1900
  • J. W. Etter, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona, 1932
  • Frances Etter, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1972
  • ... (Another 5 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: Per ardua
Motto Translation: Through difficulties.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  2. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. 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.
  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. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  11. ...

The Etter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Etter 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 11 August 2016 at 08:02.

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