Mac An Mhaoir - Irish Names and Surnames

AuthorRev Patrick Woulfe
SourceIrish Names and Surnames

Mac an MHAOIR—VIIM'Ewire, M'Eweir, Wire, Wyer, Wier, Weir, Wear, Weere, Moyers, and in Scotland MacNair; 'son of the steward' (Irish 'maor'). There were families of this name in Armagh, Westmeath, Offaly and Roscommon. The head of the Armagh family was hereditary keeper of the Book of Armagh. Mac an Mhaoir is also a Scottish surname, anglicised MacNair.

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