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MacBrair Early Origins



The surname MacBrair was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where they held a family seat as one of the prominent Border Clans defending the Scottish border in the west marches. They are said to have the longest and most honorable connection with border life.

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MacBrair Spelling Variations


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MacBrair Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacBriar, McBriar, MacBrair, McBrair, MacBraire, McBraire, MacBriare, McBriare, Briar, Brier, Brire, Briars, Briers, Brires, Braires, Brares, Braire, Brair, MacBrare, McBrare, Brare, MacBrar, McBrar, Brar, MacBrayr, McBrayr, MacBrayre, McBrayre, McBryar, MacBryar, MacBray, McBray, MacBrire, McBrire, MacBrier and many more.

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MacBrair Early History


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MacBrair Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacBrair research. Another 247 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1384, 1469, 1473, 1502, 1503, 1504, 1548, 1579, 1590, and 1630 are included under the topic Early MacBrair History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacBrair Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacBrair Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early MacBrair 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

MacBrair Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Uzal Mac Brair, aged 30, arrived in New York, N. Y. in 1924 aboard the ship "Orizaba" from Havana, Cuba [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN7R-32C : 6 December 2014), Uzal Mac Brair, 02 Dec 1924; citing departure port Havana, Cuba, arrival port New York, N. Y., ship name Orizaba, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Florence Mac Brair, aged 25, arrived in New York, N. Y. in 1924 aboard the ship "Orizaba" from Havana, Cuba [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN7R-32Z : 6 December 2014), Florence Mac Brair, 02 Dec 1924; citing departure port Havana, Cuba, arrival port New York, N. Y., ship name Orizaba, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacBrair (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacBrair (post 1700)



  • Charles C. Macbrair, American inventor of an artificial fire log, patented in Oct 2, 1888
  • Robert Maxwell Macbrair, English author of "A Grammar of the Mandingo Language: With Vocabularies" in 1873

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MacBrair Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN7R-32C : 6 December 2014), Uzal Mac Brair, 02 Dec 1924; citing departure port Havana, Cuba, arrival port New York, N. Y., ship name Orizaba, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN7R-32Z : 6 December 2014), Florence Mac Brair, 02 Dec 1924; citing departure port Havana, Cuba, arrival port New York, N. Y., ship name Orizaba, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  6. 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).
  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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  10. 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.
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The MacBrair Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacBrair 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 13 September 2017 at 16:04.

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