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Macartney Surname History



The ancestors of the first family to use the name Macartney lived among the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. The name Macartney comes from the Gaelic name Mac Cartaine, which is a variant of Mac Artain. This means son of Artan and is a diminutive of the old personal name Art.


Early Origins of the Macartney family


The surname Macartney was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Macartney family


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Macartney Spelling Variations


In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations were the result. Over the years, the name Macartney has been spelled MacArtney, MacCartney and others.

Early Notables of the Macartney family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Macartney family to Ireland


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Migration of the Macartney family to the New World and Oceana


In such difficult times, Ireland, Australia, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Macartney:

Macartney Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James and Jane MacArtney, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1767
  • James Macartney, who arrived in North Carolina in 1768 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Macartney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Macartney, who landed in America in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Nicholas MacArtney who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • Bernard, Charles, Daniel, Denis, Henry, Hugh, James, John, Patrick, Peter, Robert, Thomas and William MacArtney all, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1800 and 1860

Macartney Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • MissMacartney, Australian settler travelling from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia aboard the ship "Bonnie Doon" arriving in New Zealand in 1854 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Hugh Macartney, aged 21, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863

Contemporary Notables of the name Macartney (post 1700)


  • George Macartney (1737-1806), 1st Earl Macartney, Northern Ireland born, British statesman, Governor of Grenada (1776-1779), Governor of Madras (1781-1785) and Governor of Cape Colony (1797-1798)
  • Frederic O. Macartney (1864-1903), American politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1900-03 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charles George "Charlie" Macartney (1886-1958), Australian cricketer who played in 35 Tests between 1907 and 1926
  • James Edward "Jim" Macartney (1911-1977), Australian newspaper editor and executive from Perth, Western Australia
  • James Macartney (1770-1843), Irish anatomist
  • Sir John Ralph Macartney (b. 1945), 7th Baronet of Lish in the County of Armagh, Irish peer
  • Sir John Barrington Macartney (1917-1999), 6th Baronet of Lish in the County of Armagh, Irish peer
  • Sir Alexander Miller Macartney (1869-1960), 5th Baronet of Lish in the County of Armagh, Irish peer
  • Sir William Isaac Macartney (1867-1942), 4th Baronet of Lish in the County of Armagh, Irish peer
  • Sir John Macartney (1832-1911), 3rd Baronet of Lish in the County of Armagh, Irish peer
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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