Posted By:Alex Dow
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Subject:Re: Looking for kin of Theophilus Matier, Mateer born 1829 Scotland to Ontario, Cana
Post Date:November 03, 2013 at 01:38:55
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Morning Robert

Overnight, I have been wondering about the name MATEER and its origins.

Just checked in the thick tome, THE OXFORD NAMES COMPANION.
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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.
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Quite a selection!

Alex