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Where did the Irish McArdell family come from? What is the Irish McArdell family crest and coat of arms? When did the McArdell family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the McArdell family history?The name McArdell originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Ardghail, which is derived from the word "ardghal," which means "high valor."
In the Middle Ages, a name was often recorded under several different spelling variations during the life of its bearer. Literacy was rare at that time and none of the languages to be found in the British Isles had achieved any great semblance of standardization. Variations of the name McArdell found include MacArdle, MacCardle, MacCardell, McArdle and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McArdell research. Another 149 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1729, 1765, 1700 and 1725 are included under the topic Early McArdell History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 29 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McArdell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Ireland experienced a dramatic decrease in its population during the late 19th century. This was in a great measure, a response to England's imperialistic policies. Hunger and disease took the lives of many Irish people and many more chose to leave their homeland to escape such hunger and disease. North America with its promise of work, freedom, and land was an extremely popular destination for Irish families. For those families that survived the journey, all three of these things were were often attained through much hard work and perseverance. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name McArdell:
McArdell Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The McArdell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McArdell 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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