Origins of MacIvor

[Coat of Arms: Clan MacIvor] Coat of Arms: Clan MacIvor

	The Meaning of MacIvor = "Son of Bow Army"

		Mac = Son
		Iv  = Bow (iw)
		or  = Army (herr)

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"McKeever": is a variation of McIver which is a Scottish version of an Old Norse given name Ivarr derived from iw = bow + herr = army.

The name was adopted at an early date by the Scots, Welsh, and Irish, and most cases indicate Celtic ancestry. Other variations include MacIvor, McIver, McEevor, McEever, McHeever , and McCure.

Iverson is the Danish and Norwegian version, while the Swedes opted for Ivarsson and Iwarsson."

From: Surnames: I to O
within: Surnames: What's In a Name? [Broken Arrow Publishing]

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