McGruther History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the McGruther family

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.

Early History of the McGruther family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McGruther research. Another 103 words (7 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.

McGruther 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 McGruther family (pre 1700)

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


United States McGruther migration to the United States +

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 [1]

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)


  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)


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