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The first family to use the name McIntire lived in the area that was once the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. It is a name for a carpenter or wright. The Gaelic form Mac an t-saoir means son of the carpenter. Most historians agree that their earliest habitations were on MacDonald territories on Kintyre. Most legends about their beginnings point to an origin in the Hebrides. From this point on, opinions differ. One legend has the Clan-an-t-Saor (Children of the Carpenter) arriving in Lorne in a galley with a white cow, another says that the galley, set adrift, developed a leak below the water line and the MacDonald Chieftain placed his thumb in the hole to keep the boat afloat. Spotting help at a distance, he cut off his thumb so that he could wave. He was ironically named the Carpenter or MacIntyre. Some claim that the family derived its name from a member of the MacDonalds who was called Cean-tire because of his ownership of lands on the peninsula of Kintyre.

McIntire Early Origins



The surname McIntire was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where according legend, Maurice or Murdock, The Wright, (c.1150) became the first MacIntyre chief as a reward for helping his uncle, Somerled, King of Argyll and the Western Isles.

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McIntire Spelling Variations


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McIntire Spelling Variations



Translation in medieval times was an undeveloped science and was often carried out without due care. For this reason, many early Scottish names appeared radically altered when written in English. The spelling variations of McIntire include MacIntyre, MacIntire, MacIntre and many more.

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McIntire Early History


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McIntire Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McIntire research. Another 361 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1955 and 1991 are included under the topic Early McIntire History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McIntire Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McIntire Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McIntire Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McIntire In Ireland


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McIntire In Ireland



Some of the McIntire family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



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

McIntire Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hugh McIntire settled in Virginia in 1716
  • Christian McIntire, who landed in New York in 1738
  • Angus McIntire settled in New York in 1739
  • Angus McIntire, who arrived in New York in 1739
  • Nicolas McIntire, who arrived in New York, NY in 1739
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McIntire Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alex McIntire, aged 29, landed in New York, NY in 1803
  • Thomas McIntire, who arrived in New York, NY in 1804
  • James McIntire, who arrived in America in 1806
  • Archibald McIntire, who arrived in America in 1807
  • George McIntire, who arrived in America in 1811
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McIntire Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Daniel McIntire U.E. who settled in Grimsby, Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Duncan McIntire U.E. who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Donald McIntire U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John McIntire U.E., (McEntire) who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

McIntire Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Robert McIntire, aged 28, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Forth" in 1833
  • Isabella McIntire, aged 26, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Forth" in 1833
  • Mary McIntire, aged 24, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Forth" in 1833
  • Catherine McIntire, aged 24, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Forth" in 1833
  • Joseph McIntire, aged 22, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Forth" in 1833
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McIntire Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John McIntire arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Forfarshire" in 1848

McIntire Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Barnard McIntire, aged 33, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Howrah" in 1874
  • Sarah McIntire, aged 28, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Howrah" in 1874
  • Elizabeth A. McIntire, aged 5, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Howrah" in 1874
  • Margaret McIntire, aged 3, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Howrah" in 1874
  • William James McIntire, aged 1, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Howrah" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name McIntire (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McIntire (post 1700)



  • Rosalie McIntire (1986-2015), American actress, known for True Detective (2015)
  • Tim McIntire (1944-1986), American actor, known for A Boy and His Dog (1975) and Brubaker (1980)
  • John McIntire (1907-1991), American two-time Western Heritage Award winning actor, best known for his roles in Wagon Train (1959-1965) and in Psycho (1960)
  • Clifford Guy McIntire (1908-1974), American politician, Member of the US House of Representatives from Maine
  • John McIntire (1759-1815), American founder of the city of Zanesville, Ohio
  • Carl McIntire (1906-2002), American founder and minister in the Bible Presbyterian Church
  • John McIntire (1907-1991), American character actor, known for his starring role on Wagon Train as the second trail master
  • Barbara Joy McIntire (b. 1935), American amateur golfer, inducted into the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame in 1964
  • James "Jim" McIntire, American gunfighter and Texas Ranger in the Old West of the United States in the late 1800s
  • William Watson McIntire (1850-1912), American politician, U.S. Representative from Maryland
  • ... (Another 26 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name McIntire


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Suggested Readings for the name McIntire



  • Charles McIntire of Colonial, Virginia by June R. McIntire Taylor.
  • Family History: Ancestors of Robert Harry McIntire and Helen Anette McIntire by Robert Harry McIntire.

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Motto


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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


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  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. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  3. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  4. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  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. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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The McIntire Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McIntire 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 6 September 2016 at 07:43.

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