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Where did the Scottish McKitrick family come from? When did the McKitrick family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the McKitrick family history?The descendents of Viking settlers in ancient Scotland were the first to use the name McKitrick. It was derived from the Old Norse personal name Sigtryggr, which literally means true victory. The Gaelic form adopted for the surname is Mac Shitrig.
Intuition and sound were the primary sources medieval scribes used to judge appropriate spellings and translations for names. The spelling of a name thus varied according to who was doing the recording. The different spelling variations of McKitrick include MacKettrick, Kettrick, Kitterick, MacKitterick, MacEtterick, McKettrick, McKetrick, Ketterick and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McKitrick research. Another 296 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1000, 1376, and 1643 are included under the topic Early McKitrick History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early McKitrick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the McKitrick family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 121 words(9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
In their new home, Scots found land and opportunity, and some even fought for their new freedom in the American War of Independence. Some, who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In this century, the ancestors of both of these groups have begun recovering their illustrious national heritage through Clan societies and other Scottish historical organizations. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the McKitrick name: Dr. John Kittredge (b. 1620), who arrived in America in 1660; G. B. Kitteredge, who arrived in San Francisco in 1852; F. M. Kitterage arrived in San Francisco in 1857.
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