Hi Marilyn , if you go to the LDS IGI website , you can search for just family name/Country/all BMD's. When you do it for Scotland , you only get a listing of 150 names , and some are duplicates. It also includes the spellings of Dwyor , Dwyar , Dwire , Dwyre , Dwiar , Dwear , Dwer and Dwar !!!!!
Most of the Dwar/Dwer's are the 1500's to the 1700's . The spelling of Dwyer starts about 1809 and very few until the mid 1800's including my greatgrandparents wedding on January 2 , 1865 in Dundee , Angus. John Dwyer to Mary Redichan. Both John and Mary were born in Ireland. During the potato famine in Ireland , as well as a lot of Irish going to The U.S, Canada and Australia , they also crossed the Irish Sea to England and Scotland. The Jute mills in the Dundee area were an attraction for the immigrants were able to get WORK .
So what that means of course is that Dwyer and O'Dwyer is actually Irish , not Scottish , therefore no Scottish tartan. The Irish to a lessor degree also had tartan , but I have never heard of a Dwyer Tartan
Hope this helps
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