McEntire Family Crest



The Scottish surname McEntire, also found in Ireland, is an anglicized form of the Gaelic name Mac an tSaoir meaning “son of the craftsman.” The McEntyre’s originally hailed from the Hebridies islands and later settled in the area around Kintyre which was controlled by clan MacDonald. The name was brought to Ireland by 17th Century Scottish settlers and is found in the northeast of the country. The name is first recorded in the New World in 1715 when Finlow McIntyre arrived in Maryland. Today there are approximately 4,000 bearers of the name McEntire living in the US.

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