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The McIver surname is thought to have derived from an Old Norse personal name Ivarr of uncertain origin. It became a given name in Ireland, Scotland and Wales before becoming a hereditary surname.

McIver Early Origins



The surname McIver was first found in Dumbartonshire, 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.

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McIver Spelling Variations


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McIver Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacIver, MacIvor, MacCure, MacEure, MacUre and many more.

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McIver Early History


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McIver Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McIver research. Another 293 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1292, 1479, 1659, 1621, 1644, 1621, 1622, 1640 and 1644 are included under the topic Early McIver History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McIver Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McIver Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McIver Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McIver In Ireland


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McIver In Ireland



Some of the McIver family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 149 words (11 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McIver Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Angus McIver, who settled in New England in 1685
  • Angus McIver, who landed in New Jersey in 1685
  • Donald McIver, who arrived in New Jersey in 1685
  • Duncan McIver, who landed in New Jersey in 1685

McIver Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Roderick McIver, who landed in South Carolina in 1752
  • Peter McIver, aged 15, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1774-1775
  • Alexander McIver, aged 21, arrived in New York in 1774
  • Margaret McIver, aged 20, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1774-1775
  • Mary McIver, aged 6, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1774-1775
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McIver Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Judith McIver, aged 19, arrived in New York, NY in 1803
  • Shane and Mary McIver, who settled in New York State in 1803
  • Shane McIver, aged 25, arrived in New York, NY in 1803
  • Michael McIver, who arrived in America in 1809
  • W John E McIver, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1814
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McIver Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John McIver, aged 13, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland
  • John McIver, aged 40, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Cupid" in 1834
  • Rose McIver, aged 30, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Cupid" in 1834
  • Biddy McIver, aged 9, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Cupid" in 1834
  • Kitty McIver, aged 6, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Cupid" in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McIver Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Finlay McIver arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Tomatin" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TOMATIN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Tomatin.htm
  • Jean McIver arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Tomatin" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TOMATIN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Tomatin.htm
  • Elizabeth McIver arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ramillies" in 1849
  • Roderick McIver, aged 26, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon"

McIver Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John McIver arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Merrington" in 1867
  • Ellen McIver arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Merrington" in 1867
  • James McIver arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Merrington" in 1867
  • Robert John McIver arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Merrington" in 1867
  • Michael McIver, aged 23, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dunedin" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McIver (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McIver (post 1700)



  • Charles Duncan McIver (1860-1906), American founder and first president of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Everett McIver (b. 1970), former American NFL football offensive guard who played from 1994 to 1999
  • Murdo George McIver (1893-1981), American camper and hiker whose cabin is now a favorite shelter for hikers of the Pacific Crest Trail
  • Henry Douglas McIver (1841-1907), American soldier of fortune who fought for 18 countries; he joined the private army of the East India Company when he was 16 years old, captured in Mexico by Indians, and escaped three months later by swimming across the Rio Grande
  • Hugh McIver VC, MM (1890-1918), Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Colin McIver (1881-1954), English cricketer
  • Paul McIver (b. 1986), New Zealand actor and musician, known for his recurring role in the Hercules television movie series
  • Richard William "Ric" McIver (b. 1958), Canadian politician and businessman in Alberta, Minister of Infrastructure (2013-)
  • Joseph Allan McIver (1904-1969), Canadian composer, arranger, pianist, and conductor
  • Nathan McIver (b. 1985), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey defenceman for the New York Islanders
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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McIver Historic Events


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McIver Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. John Mciver, English Assistant Steward (Waiter) from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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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: Numquam obliviscar
Motto Translation: I will never forget.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TOMATIN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Tomatin.htm

Other References

  1. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  2. 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).
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  4. 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).
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  9. 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.
  10. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  11. ...

The McIver Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McIver 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 14 October 2016 at 15:02.

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