Early Origins of the MacNider family
The surname MacNider was first found in Ayrshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland
, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire
, where they held a family seat
on the south west Coast of Scotland
. After the Norman Conquest
many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The name was first recorded in Scotland
in Ayr when Matthew McNedyr was a businessman of that town in 1471.
Early History of the MacNider family
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MacNider Spelling Variations
of this family name include: McNider, McNiter, McNidder, McKneder, McKnider, McNoder, McNedar, McNeder, Mackneder, Macknedar and many more.
Early Notables of the MacNider family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacNider family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
MacNider Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Mrs Stanley MacNider, aged 45, who landed in America, in 1895
- Stanley MacNider, aged 50, who emigrated to America, in 1895
- Archibald Macnider, aged 62, who emigrated to the United States from Southampton, in 1897
MacNider Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Archibald Macnider, aged 39, who landed in America from London, in 1904
- James Stanley MacNider, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States, in 1913
- Henry J. MacNider, aged 43, who settled in America, in 1922
Contemporary Notables of the name MacNider (post 1700)
- Brigadier-General Hanford MacNider (1889-1968), American Assistant Secretary for War (1925-1928) CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, April 11) Hanford MacNider. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/MacNider/Hanford/USA.html
- Charles H. MacNider (b. 1860), president of the First National Bank of Mason City, eponym of the MacNider Art Museum, Iowa
- Hanford “Jack” MacNider (1889-1968), United States diplomat and Brigadier General in the United States Army
- Mathew Macnider (1762-1820), Scottish-born businessman, seigneur and political figure in Canada