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Multiple Origins for the Surname McMaster


Scottish


The ancient Dalriadan people were the ancestors of the first to use the name McMaster. It was a name for a cleri c. The Middle Gaelic word magisder is borrowed from the Latin magister. The Gaelic form of the surname is Mac a Mhaighstir, which means son of the Master.

McMaster Early Origins



The surname McMaster was first found in Ardgour (Scottish Gaelic: Ard Ghobhar, meaning Height of the goats), where they were anciently derived from members of the Clan MacInnes, who changed their name.

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McMaster Spelling Variations


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McMaster Spelling Variations



Spelling variations are a very common occurrence in records of early Scottish names. They result from the repeated and inaccurate translations that many names went through in the course of various English occupations of Scotland. McMaster has been spelled MacMaster, McMaster, M'Master, Mac a' Mhaighstir (Gaelic) and many more.

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McMaster Early History


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McMaster Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McMaster research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1433 and 1498 are included under the topic Early McMaster History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McMaster Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McMaster Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McMaster In Ireland


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McMaster In Ireland



Some of the McMaster family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 145 words (10 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



Settlers from Scotland put down roots in communities all along the east coast of North Ameri ca. Some moved north from the American colonies to Canada as United Empire Loyalists during the American War of Independence. As Clan societies and highland games started in North America in the 20th century many Scots rediscovered parts of their heritage. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name McMaster were among those contributors:

McMaster Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James McMaster, who sailed to Boston in 1766
  • George McMaster sailed to Charles Town South Carolina in 1772
  • George McMaster, who landed in South Carolina in 1772
  • Hugh McMaster, who arrived in South Carolina in 1772
  • Martha McMaster, who landed in South Carolina in 1772
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McMaster Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel McMaster, who arrived in America in 1807
  • Flora McMaster, who arrived in New York in 1833
  • John McMaster, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1836
  • William McMaster, who arrived in New York in 1842
  • David McMaster, who landed in America in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McMaster Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John McMaster was a Loyalist who settled in Nova Scotia in 1784
  • Mr. James McMaster U.E. born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA who settled in St. Patrick, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 he died in 1804 [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

McMaster Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Charles McMaster migrated from Bute to Hull Twp. in Ottawa County Ontario in about 1832
  • John McMaster settled in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833
  • Anne McMaster, aged 20, landed in Quebec in 1834
  • James McMaster, aged 18, landed in Quebec in 1834
  • James McMaster, a Yeoman of Judique, county Inverness, Scotland received title to lands on Cape Breton Island, Newfoundland in 1854 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

McMaster Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John McMaster (aged 20) arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Gomelza"
  • Donald McMaster, aged 27, arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"
  • Hugh McMaster, aged 21, arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"
  • Hugh McMaster, aged 23, arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"
  • John McMaster, aged 20, arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McMaster Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Angus McMaster, aged 36, a ploughman, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blenheim" in 1840
  • Charles McMaster arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Armstrong" in 1865
  • Jane McMaster arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Armstrong" in 1865
  • Arthur McMaster, aged 22, a bricklayer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name McMaster (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McMaster (post 1700)



  • William Henry McMaster (1877-1968), the tenth Governor of South Dakota
  • Gerald R. McMaster (b. 1953), American Plains Cree and Blackfoot curator, artist, and author
  • Sherman McMaster (1853-1892), American outlaw turned lawman, who was one of the six men involved in the Earp vendetta ride
  • Henry Dargan McMaster (b. 1947), South Carolina's Republican attorney general
  • Herbert Raymond McMaster (b. 1962), American soldier, and a career officer
  • John B McMaster (1852-1932), American historian
  • John McMaster (b. 1955), former Scottish professional footballer
  • Gordon James McMaster (1960-1997), Scottish Politician, member of the British House of Commons
  • Stanley Raymond McMaster (1926-1992), Unionist politician in Northern Ireland
  • Rhyll McMaster (b. 1947), contemporary Australian poet and novelist
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: MacAonghais a-rithist
Motto Translation: Again MacInnes


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See Also


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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
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  7. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  8. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  9. 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).
  10. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
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The McMaster Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McMaster 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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