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The MacIver surname is thought to have derived from an Old Norse personal name Ivarr of uncertain origin. It became a given name in Ireland, Scotland and Wales before becoming a hereditary surname.

MacIver Early Origins



The surname MacIver was first found in Dumbartonshire, 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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MacIver Spelling Variations


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MacIver Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacIver, MacIvor, MacCure, MacEure, MacUre and many more.

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MacIver Early History


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MacIver Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacIver research. Another 293 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1292, 1479, 1659, 1621, 1644, 1621, 1622, 1640 and 1644 are included under the topic Early MacIver History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacIver Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacIver Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacIver Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacIver In Ireland


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MacIver In Ireland



Some of the MacIver family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 149 words (11 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

MacIver Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John MacIver, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1836

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacIver (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacIver (post 1700)



  • Joyce MacIver (1904-1999), born Georgette Scott, an American novelist and playwright
  • Joseph MacIver, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Philadelphia County, 1899-1903
  • John MacIver, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1972
  • Mrs. E. D. MacIver, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1956
  • Robert Morrison MacIver (1882-1970), American (Scottish-born) sociologist
  • Donald Neil MacIver (b. 1955), Canadian retired professional ice hockey defenceman for the Winnipeg Jets (1979-1983)
  • Charles MacIver (1866-1935), British silver medalist sailor in the 12 metre class at the 1908 Summer Olympics
  • Norman Steven Maciver (b. 1964), Canadian professional ice hockey executive and former player, current assistant general manager for the Chicago Blackhawks
  • David Randall- MacIver FBA (1873-1945), British-born archaeologist, known for his excavations at Great Zimbabwe
  • David MacIver (1840-1907), English steam ship owner and a Conservative politician, Member of Parliament for Birkenhead (1874-1885) and for Liverpool Kirkdale (1898-1907)

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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: Numquam obliviscar
Motto Translation: I will never forget.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. 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.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    11. ...

    The MacIver Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacIver 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 14 August 2016 at 14:48.

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