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McAteer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The root of the ancient Dalriadan-Scottish name McAteer is the Gaelic form Mac-an-Tsaoir, which denotes son of the carpenter or wright.


Early Origins of the McAteer family


The surname McAteer was first found in on the Isle of Iona, 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.

Early History of the McAteer family


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McAteer Spelling Variations


The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years McAteer has appeared as MacAteer, MacTear, MacTeir, MacTire, MacAtee, MacAtter, MacAttur and many more.

Early Notables of the McAteer family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the McAteer family to Ireland


Some of the McAteer family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the McAteer family to the New World and Oceana


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 America. Highland games, clan societies, and other organizations generated much renewed interest in Scottish heritage in the 20th century. The McAteer were among the earliest of the Scottish settlers as immigration passenger lists have shown:

McAteer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander McAteer, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • James McAteer, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

McAteer Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John McAteer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Black Eagle" in 1861
  • James McAteer, aged 20, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1878
  • Catherine McAteer, aged 18, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1878

Contemporary Notables of the name McAteer (post 1700)


  • Myrtle McAteer (1878-1952), American tennis player who won the U.S. singles title in 1900, and doubles titles in 1899 and 1901
  • James J. McAteer, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1912; Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Hudson County, 1918-20 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • James McAteer, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1956 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • J. Marshall McAteer, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Marion County, 1940, 1964 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • J. Eugene McAteer, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960, 1964 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Henry J. McAteer, American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Huntingdon County, 1870-71; Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 33rd District, 1885-88 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Ed McAteer, American politician, Independent Candidate for U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1984 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John McAteer (b. 1933), National Organizer of the Scottish National Party
  • Hugh McAteer (1917-1972), Irish leader of the Irish Republican Army
  • Andrew William "Andy" McAteer, English former professional footballer from Preston, Lancashire
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the McAteer family



HMS Dorsetshire

  • David Robert James Mcateer (d. 1945), British Ordinary Coder aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html

HMS Hood

  • Mr. William McAteer (b. 1918), Scottish Stoker 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Glasgow, Scotland, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Francis Mcateer, English Fireman from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

Suggested Readings for the name McAteer


  • The William McAteer Family by Sallie Stewart Harrison.

The McAteer 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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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html
  4. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  5. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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