Person:Samuel Mehorter (6)

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Samuel Mehorter
b.est 1795 Ireland
 
  • HSamuel Mehorterest 1795 -
  • WMary WattABT 1799 - 1877
  1. Sarah MehorterABT 1826 -
  2. Samuel Mahorterabt 1827 - 1883
  3. John Watt Mehorterabt 1830 - 1875
  4. Hugh Mehorter1833 - 1894
  5. Elizabeth Mehorterabt 1834 - 1913
  6. Rebecca Mehorter1836 - 1915
  7. Matilda Mehorterabt 1839 - 1916
  8. Rachel H Mehorter1841 - 1913
Facts and Events
Name Samuel Mehorter
Gender Male
Birth[1] est 1795 Ireland

Notes on the Mehorter surname:

From Black's "Surnames of Scotland" - originally from the Scottish surname MacChruiter. The name originated from the occupation of cruiteir, or harper, which was often a hereditary occupation in the Highlands. The modern Scottish form of the name, MacWhirter, is currently used in Ayreshire, the original home of the name. In North Ireland, the name became Mewhirter.

Samuel's descendants in the United States mainly used the Mehorter spelling. His son Samuel seems to have mainly used the Mahorter variation.

References
  1. Certificate of Death for Elizabeth Simpson.

    Pennsylvania, Number: file no. 33707. Father's birthplace: Ire.

  2.   Black, George Fraser. Surnames of Scotland : their origin, meaning, and history. (New York, New York: New York Public Library, 1946), pg. 468 & 571.

    Record Number: A47-1716