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The McWherter surname is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic "Mac Chruiteir," a patronymic created from the occu;ational byname "Cruiteir, " or "a player of the crwth."

McWherter Early Origins



The surname McWherter was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, 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 Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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McWherter Spelling Variations


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McWherter Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacWhirter, MacWhorter, MacQuirter, MacWherter, MacChruiter, MacWater, McWhirter, McWhirter, MacQuarter, MacChurter and many more.

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McWherter Early History


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McWherter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McWherter research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the year 1526 is included under the topic Early McWherter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McWherter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McWherter Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McWherter In Ireland


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McWherter In Ireland



Some of the McWherter family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 264 words (19 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:

McWherter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert H McWherter, aged 27, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1848

McWherter Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John McWherter, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States from Glasgow, in 1903
  • Samuel McWherter, aged 47, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Victor McWherter, aged 33, who settled in America, in 1921

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Contemporary Notables of the name McWherter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McWherter (post 1700)



  • Michael Ray "Mike" McWherter (b. 1955), American lawyer, businessman and politician in the U.S. state of Tennessee
  • Ned Ray McWherter (1930-2011), American Democrat politician, the 46th Governor of Tennessee from 1987 to 1995
  • Ned Ray McWherter (1930-2011), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1980, 1996, 2000, 2008; Governor of Tennessee, 1987-; Presidential Elector for Tennessee, 1996
  • James L. McWherter, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1956
  • George H. McWherter, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Superior Court Judge in Pennsylvania, 1932; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1936
  • Dottie McWherter, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 2004

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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: Te Deum laudamus
Motto Translation: We praise thee, O God.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    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. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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    The McWherter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McWherter 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 February 2016 at 10:33.

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