Magruder History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Magruder surname comes from the Gaelic patronymic name Mac Grudaire, meaning "son of the brewer."
Early Origins of the Magruder family
The surname Magruder was first found in south Perthshire, around Glenartney. The earliest record of the name is of Gilawnane McCrouder, who was a witness to a charter in 1447. Duncan M'Rudder was a witness in Perth in 1547. Thomas McGrowder was a witness in Lovat in 1550. Alexander M'Gruder held the parsonage of Lochals in 1550.
Early History of the Magruder family
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Magruder Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Magruder, Macgruther, McGruther, Magruther, McGruar, Macgruar, MacGruer, MacGruder, MacGrudder, Grewar and many more.
Early Notables of the Magruder family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Magruder is the 7,142nd most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. 
| Magruder migration to the United States ||+|
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Magruder Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Alexander Magruder, who arrived in America in 1651-1652 
Magruder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- D Magruder, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 
|Contemporary Notables of the name Magruder (post 1700) ||+|
- Brigadier-General Marshall Magruder (1885-1956), American Member of War Department Manpower Board (1943-1946) 
- Brigadier-General John Magruder (1887-1958), American Director of Strategic Services Unit, War Department (1945-1946) 
- Lieutenant-General Carter Bowie Magruder (1900-1988), American Commanding General US Forces Korea (1959-1961) 
- Major-General Bruce Magruder (1882-1953), American Commandant Infantry Replacement Training Center Camp Wolters (1942-1946) 
- Chris Magruder (b. 1977), American Major League Baseball player
- William Beans Magruder (1810-1869), American physician, and mayor of Washington, DC (1856-1858)
- Allan Bowie Magruder (1775-1822), American politician, U.S. Senator from Louisiana
- Patrick Magruder (1768-1819), American politician, Congressman and U.S. Librarian of Congress (1807-1815)
- John Bankhead Magruder (1807-1871),
- James Magruder Strange (b. 1818), American politician, Delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861 
- "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?". NameCensus.com, https://namecensus.com/last-names/
- Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, April 11) Marshall Magruder. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Magruder/Marshall/USA.html
- Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, April 11) John Magruder. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Magruder/John/USA.html
- Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, April 11) Carter Magruder. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Magruder/Carter_Bowie/USA.html
- Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, April 11) Bruce Magruder. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Magruder/Bruce/USA.html
- The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html