Early Origins of the Muter family
The surname Muter 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 were they had been anciently seated on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest
many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient but turbulent no-man's land where the persecuted Many were given land by King Malcolm Canmore and later by King David of Scotland
. Some were native Scots. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. The name was first recorded in Scotland
in Edinburgh where Adam and Henry Multrar were burgesses in 1344. Moving westward they acquired territories in Ayrshire
. John Multrar held a charter on the marches of Kirkness and Loucher in 1395.
Early History of the Muter family
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Muter Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Multrar, Multar, Mutter, Muter, Mutar, Multer, Muter, Mutterer and many more.
Early Notables of the Muter family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Muter family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Muter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- James Muter, who arrived in the Windward Islands in 1774
- Peter Muter, who arrived in the Windward Islands in 1783
Muter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Robert Muter, who settled in North Carolina in 1806
- Margaret Muter, who settled in North Carolina in 1810
- John Muter, who settled in West Indies in 1816
Contemporary Notables of the name Muter (post 1700)
- George Muter (1792-1806), American Chief Justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals