McIndeor History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name McIndeor began among the descendants of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. It was a name for a pilgrim from the Gaelic word deoradh. The deoradh kept the relics of saints. The family have been the hereditary custodians of St. Fillan's Crozier. [1]

Early Origins of the McIndeor family

The surname McIndeor was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland. Dewarton is a village, in the parish of Borthwick, county of Edinburgh. It is here that the Dewar family have held the estate of Vogrie since early times. [2]

Important Dates for the McIndeor family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McIndeor research. Another 122 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1296 are included under the topic Early McIndeor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McIndeor Spelling Variations

Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations were a common result of this process. McIndeor has appeared Dewar, Dure, Dewyer, Dewer, McIndeor, McJarrow and many more.

Early Notables of the McIndeor family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the McIndeor family

Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence. The Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the McIndeor name: William and his wife Jane Dewar and two children settled in Antigua in 1774; John Dewar arrived in New York in 1823; Steven Dewer arrived in Antigua in 1679.

Citations

  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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