McJarrow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the ancient Scottish name McJarrow are found among the people of a tribe known as the Picts. McJarrow is 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 McJarrow family

The surname McJarrow 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 McJarrow family

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

McJarrow Spelling Variations

The appearance of the printing press and the first dictionaries in the last few hundred years did much to standardize spelling. Prior to that time scribes spelled according to sound, a practice that resulted in many spelling variations. McJarrow has been spelled Dewar, Dure, Dewyer, Dewer, McIndeor, McJarrow and many more.

Early Notables of the McJarrow family (pre 1700)

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McJarrow migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

McJarrow Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Sarah Mcjarrow, (b. 1862), aged Infant, Scottish settler from Ayrshire, travelling from London aboard the ship "Mersey" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 25th September 1862 [3]
  • Mr. John Mcjarrow, (b. 1826), aged 36, Scottish ploughman from Ayrshire, travelling from London aboard the ship "Mersey" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 25th September 1862 [3]
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Mcjarrow, (b. 1831), aged 31, Scottish settler from Ayrshire, travelling from London aboard the ship "Mersey" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 25th September 1862 [3]
  • Mrs. Barbara Mcjarrow, (b. 1836), aged 26, Scottish settler from Stirlingshire , travelling from London aboard the ship "Mersey" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 25th September 1862 [3]
  • Mr. William Mcjarrow, (b. 1836), aged 26, Scottish ploughman from Stirlingshire , travelling from London aboard the ship "Mersey" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 25th September 1862 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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.
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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