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The west coast of Scotland and the rocky Hebrides islands are the ancient home of the Teer family. The root of their name is the Gaelic form Mac-an-Tsaoir, which denotes son of the carpenter or wright.

Teer Early Origins



The surname Teer 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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Teer Spelling Variations


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Teer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. Teer has appeared in various documents spelled MacAteer, MacTear, MacTeir, MacTire, MacAtee, MacAtter, MacAttur and many more.

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Teer Early History


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Teer Early History



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

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Teer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Teer Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Teer In Ireland


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Teer In Ireland



Some of the Teer 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



Ancestors of many of the Dalriadan families who crossed the Atlantic still live along the east coast of the United States and Canada. Some Scottish settlers arrived in Canada during the American War of Independence as United Empire Loyalists, while others stayed south to fight for a new nation. The descendants of Scottish settlers in both countries began to rediscover their heritage in the 19th and 20th centuries through Clan societies and highland games. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Teer or a variant listed above:

Teer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • I. W. Teer, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1896

Teer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James Teer, aged 44, who emigrated to America from Belfast, Ireland, in 1904
  • Mary Teer, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Belfast, Ireland, in 1907
  • John Henry Teer, aged 53, who landed in America from Liverpool, England, in 1908
  • Antonio Teer, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States, in 1922

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Contemporary Notables of the name Teer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Teer (post 1700)



  • Barbara Ann Teer (1937-2008), African-American writer, producer, teacher and actor
  • James Teer (1826-1887), British-born, New Zealand goldminer, mariner and castaway

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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. 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. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    6. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    7. 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.
    8. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    9. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
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    The Teer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Teer 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 17 June 2017 at 14:49.

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