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Q: Mcintyre ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: Mcintyre
Category: Relationships and Society
Asked by: nellub-ga
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Posted: 25 Jul 2006 06:17 PDT
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Question ID: 749302
is Mcintyre a protestant or catholic surname?

Request for Question Clarification by tutuzdad-ga on 25 Jul 2006 06:43 PDT
The name McIntyre can be traced to Scottish origin and comes from the
Gaelic ?Mac an tSaoir?, or ?son of the Carpenter?. This site can give
you a good overview of the origin of the surname:

?The bishop of Clogher who held the sea from 1268-1287 was Michael Mac
An tSaoir and the famous St. Kieran, who flourished seven centuries
earlier, was called Mac an tSaoir. MacAteer, or MacIntyre, is one of
those names which had been subjected to anglicization by translation.?

Given these earliest known associations with the Bishop of Clogher and
St. Kieran (born February 24, 515 C.E), as much as a name ?can? be
associated with a religious belief, it would seem the name would
likely be traced to a Catholic origin.




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Subject: Re: Mcintyre
From: myoarin-ga on 25 Jul 2006 13:35 PDT
Well, until about 1500, there were no protestants really.

Here is a website reporting on Scottish Catholic immigrants to PEI in
the late 18th century  (Prince Edward Island, Canada), mentioning

Apparently the most prominant person of that name in the field of
philosophy and ethics at present is Alasdair McIntyre, who is called a
"prominant Catholic intellectual" on one site.

This site lists McI.s von the Canadian 1891 census: they seem to be
mostly protestants of one church or another; towards the end, there
are some RCs, making me wonder if I misread the PEI article.

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