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The first family to use the name MacIntyre lived in the area that was once the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. It is a name for a carpenter or wright. The Gaelic form Mac an t-saoir means son of the carpenter. Most historians agree that their earliest habitations were on MacDonald territories on Kintyre. Most legends about their beginnings point to an origin in the Hebrides. From this point on, opinions differ. One legend has the Clan-an-t-Saor (Children of the Carpenter) arriving in Lorne in a galley with a white cow, another says that the galley, set adrift, developed a leak below the water line and the MacDonald Chieftain placed his thumb in the hole to keep the boat afloat. Spotting help at a distance, he cut off his thumb so that he could wave. He was ironically named the Carpenter or MacIntyre. Some claim that the family derived its name from a member of the MacDonalds who was called Cean-tire because of his ownership of lands on the peninsula of Kintyre.

MacIntyre Early Origins



The surname MacIntyre was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where according legend, Maurice or Murdock, The Wright, (c.1150) became the first MacIntyre chief as a reward for helping his uncle, Somerled, King of Argyll and the Western Isles.

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MacIntyre Spelling Variations


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MacIntyre Spelling Variations



Translation in medieval times was an undeveloped science and was often carried out without due care. For this reason, many early Scottish names appeared radically altered when written in English. The spelling variations of MacIntyre include MacIntyre, MacIntire, MacIntre and many more.

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MacIntyre Early History


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MacIntyre Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacIntyre research. Another 361 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1955 and 1991 are included under the topic Early MacIntyre History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacIntyre Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacIntyre Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacIntyre Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacIntyre In Ireland


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MacIntyre In Ireland



Some of the MacIntyre family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 105 words (8 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



Many settled along the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. As the American War of Independence broke out, those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these hardy Dalriadan-Scottish settlers began to recover their collective history in the 20th century with the advent of the vibrant culture fostered by highland games and Clan societies in North Ameri ca. Highland games, clan societies, and other organizations generated much renewed interest in Scottish heritage in the 20th century. The MacIntyre were among the earliest of the Scottish settlers as immigration passenger lists have shown:

MacIntyre Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Philip Macintyre, who landed in Massachusetts in 1650

MacIntyre Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Duncan Macintyre, who arrived in New York in 1829

MacIntyre Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Agnes MacIntyre arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cashmere" in 1853

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacIntyre (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacIntyre (post 1700)



  • George Matthew MacIntyre (1939-2016), American football player and coach, awarded the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award in 1982
  • Carlyle Ferren MacIntyre (1890-1967), American poet who was awarded Fulbright Fellowships in 1948 and 1953
  • Bruce C. MacIntyre (b. 1948), American music professor
  • Everette MacIntyre, American Democrat politician, Member, Federal Trade Commission, 1961-73; Chair, Federal Trade Commission, 1970
  • Charles A. MacIntyre, American Republican politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State Senate 35th District, 1936
  • Archibald Thompson MacIntyre (1822-1900), American Democrat politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives, 1849; U.S. Representative from Georgia 1st District, 1871-73
  • Marguerite MacIntyre (b. 1965), American actress
  • Kenny Macintyre (1944-1999), Scottish political journalist, father of Colin MacIntyre
  • Colin MacIntyre (b. 1971), Scottish singer, song-writer, and multi-instrumentalist, known for his work for Mull Historical Society
  • Sheila Scott Macintyre (1910-1960), Scottish mathematician, known for her work on the Whittaker constant
  • ... (Another 9 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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MacIntyre Clan Badge


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MacIntyre Clan Badge




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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name MacIntyre
Allwright, Alwright, Atee, Ateer, Ater, Attee, Atteer, Atter, Attur, Attyr, Attyre, Atur, Atyr, Atyre, Entee, Entire, Entyre, Inteer, Intire, Intre, Intyer, Intyre, Ityre, Kentire, MacAtee, MacAteer, MacAter, MacAttee, MacAtteer, MacAtter, MacAttur, MacAttyr, MacAttyre, MacAtur, MacAtyr, MacAtyre, MacCosham, MacEntee, MacEntire, MacEntyre, MacInteer, MacIntire, MacIntre, MacIntyer, MacIntyre, MacItyre, MacKentire, MacKintyre, MacTair, MacTear and more.

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Citations


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    Other References

    1. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    2. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    7. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

    The MacIntyre Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacIntyre 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.

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