MacJarrow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The saga of the name MacJarrow begins with the people of the Pictish clans. MacJarrow was a name for a pilgrim from the Gaelic word deoradh. The deoradh kept the relics of saints. The family have been the hereditary custodians of St. Fillan's Crozier. [1]

Early Origins of the MacJarrow family

The surname MacJarrow was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland. Dewarton is a village, in the parish of Borthwick, county of Edinburgh. It is here that the Dewar family have held the estate of Vogrie since early times. [2]

Important Dates for the MacJarrow family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacJarrow research. Another 122 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1296 are included under the topic Early MacJarrow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

MacJarrow Spelling Variations

Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations. In various documents, MacJarrow has been spelled Dewar, Dure, Dewyer, Dewer, McIndeor, McJarrow and many more.

Early Notables of the MacJarrow family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early MacJarrow Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the MacJarrow family

The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name MacJarrow: William and his wife Jane Dewar and two children settled in Antigua in 1774; John Dewar arrived in New York in 1823; Steven Dewer arrived in Antigua in 1679.

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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