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The McGruther surname comes from the Gaelic patronymic name Mac Grudaire, meaning "son of the brewer."

McGruther Early Origins



The surname McGruther 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.

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McGruther Spelling Variations


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McGruther Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Magruder, Macgruther, McGruther, Magruther, McGruar, Macgruar, MacGruer, MacGruder, MacGrudder, Grewar and many more.

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McGruther Early History


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McGruther Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McGruther research. Another 158 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1499, 1537, 1547, 1550, and 1613 are included under the topic Early McGruther History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McGruther Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McGruther Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McGruther Notables 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:

McGruther Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William McGruther, who landed in Virginia in 1716

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Contemporary Notables of the name McGruther (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McGruther (post 1700)



  • Michael McGruther (b. 1972), American actor, writer and director, known for his work in Tigerland (2000), Blood Son (2006) and In & Out (1997)

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McGruther Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    7. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    10. 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.
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    The McGruther Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McGruther 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 12 January 2015 at 08:49.

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