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On the Scottish west coast, the Tear family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from the Gaelic form Mac-an-Tsaoir, which denotes son of the carpenter or wright.

Tear Early Origins



The surname Tear was first found in on the Isle of Iona, 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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Tear Spelling Variations


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Tear Spelling Variations



In the Middle Ages, the translation between Gaelic and English was not a highly developed process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and so, an enormous number of spelling variations appear in records of early Scottish names. Tear has appeared as MacAteer, MacTear, MacTeir, MacTire, MacAtee, MacAtter, MacAttur and many more.

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Tear Early History


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Tear Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tear research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1372, 1564 and 1564 are included under the topic Early Tear History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tear Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tear Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tear Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tear In Ireland


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Tear In Ireland



Some of the Tear family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 147 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tear Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Tear, aged 29, a mason, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Northern Light"
  • Thomas Tear (aged 32), a blacksmith, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aliquis"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tear (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tear (post 1700)



  • Robert Tear CBE (1939-2011), Welsh tenor and conductor

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Tear Historic Events


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Tear Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Joseph Edward Tear, English Trimmer from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in 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: Per ardua
Motto Translation: Through difficulties.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. 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).
    6. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    7. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    8. 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.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
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    The Tear Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tear 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 26 November 2016 at 14:21.

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