|Posted By:||Alex Dow|
|Subject:||Re: Looking for kin of Theophilus Matier, Mateer born 1829 Scotland to Ontario, Cana|
|Post Date:||November 03, 2013 at 01:38:55|
|Forum:||Scotland Genealogy Forum|
Overnight, I have been wondering about the name MATEER and its origins.
Just checked in the thick tome, THE OXFORD NAMES COMPANION.
McIntyre Scots; Anglicized form of Gael. Mac an tSaoir 'son of the carpenter or mason'.
Vars. McInteer, McEntire, McEnteer, McAteer, McCateer, McTear, McTier, Matier, Mateer, Tear(s), Tier, Ty(r)e.
Quite a selection!