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Where did the Irish McArthy family come from? What is the Irish McArthy family crest and coat of arms? When did the McArthy family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the McArthy family history?The many Irish surnames in use today have long rich histories behind them. The name McArthy originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Carthaigh, which is derived from the word "carthach," which means "loving."
Many variations of the name McArthy were found in archives from the Middle Ages. Names during the Middle Ages were typically recorded as they sounded and in many cases, one's surname spelling changed with each record.The spelling and language in which the people's names were recorded was often up to the individual scribe. Variations of the name McArthy found include MacCarthy, MacCarty, MacArty, MacArthy and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McArthy 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 McArthy History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 177 words(13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McArthy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Irish families fled the English-colonized Ireland in record numbers during the 19th century for North America. Many of those destitute families died from disease during, and even shortly after, the long journey. Although those that immigrated before the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s often were granted a tract of land, those that arrived later were generally accommodated in urban centers or in work camps. Those in the urban centers would labor in the manufacturing sector, whereas those in work camps would to build critical infrastructures such as bridges, canals, roads, and railways. Regardless of when these Irish immigrants came to North America, they were critical for the rapid development of the young nations of the United States and Canada. Early immigration and passenger lists have recorded many early immigrants bearing the name of McArthy: 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 McArthy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McArthy 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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