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Where did the Irish Arthy family come from? What is the Irish Arthy family crest and coat of arms? When did the Arthy family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Arthy family history?The many Irish surnames in use today have long rich histories behind them. The name Arthy originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Carthaigh, which is derived from the word "carthach," which means "loving."
Within archives, many different spelling variations exist for the surname Arthy. Ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in the name of the single person being recorded under several different spellings. Different spellings that were found include MacCarthy, MacCarty, MacArty, MacArthy and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arthy research. Another 365 words(26 lines of text) covering the years 1446, 1646, 1640, 1st , 1628, 1594, 1665, 1st , 1694 and 1st are included under the topic Early Arthy History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 177 words(13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arthy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
In the 18th and 19th centuries hundreds of thousands of Irish people immigrated to North American shores. The early settlers were enticed by the promise of their own land, but they were moderately well off in Ireland when they decided to emigrate. Therefore, they were merely carrying out a long and carefully thought out decision. The 1840s saw the emergence of a very different trend: thousands of extremely desperate people crammed into passenger boats hoping to find any type of opportunity. The Irish of this decade had seen their homeland severely stricken by crop failures which resulted in widespread disease and starvation. At whatever time the Irish immigrants came to North America, they were instrumental in the rapid development of the emerging nations of the United States and what would become known as Canada. An exhaustive search of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many persons bearing the name Arthy, or one of its variants: Daniel McCarty, who came to Boston in 1742; David McCarty, who settled in Maryland in 1755; Alexander McCarthy, recorded in the New York Colonial Muster Rolls in 1760.
The Arthy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Arthy Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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