personal name Gregor, which is the Scottish form of Gregory, is derived from the Latin name "Gregorius" and from the Late Greek name "Gregorios," which mean alert, watchful, or vigilant.
Early Origins of the Greear family
Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Greear family
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Greear Spelling Variations
spelling variations. Greer, Grier, Grear, Grerar, Greir, Greerr, Grearr and many more.
Early Notables of the Greear family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Greear family to Ireland
Some of the Greear family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Greear family to the New World and Oceana
Significant portions of the populations of both the United States and Canada are still made up of the ancestors of Dalriadan families. Some of those in Canada originally settled the United States, but went north as United Empire Loyalists in the American War of Independence. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the ancestors of many Scots on both sides of the border begin to recover their collective national heritage through Clan societies and highland games. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Greear Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Greear Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Greear (post 1700)
The Greear 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: Memor esto
Motto Translation: Be mindful.
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