McBrearty is a name that evolved among the descendants of the people of the kingdom of Dalriada in ancient Scotland
. It is a name for a person who worked as a noted mariner or a sea captain.
Early Origins of the McBrearty family
The surname McBrearty was first found in on the isle of Bute
, 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 McBrearty family
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McBrearty Spelling Variations
Spelling and translation were not standardized practices until the last few centuries. Spelling variations
are extremely common among early Scottish names. McBrearty has been spelled MacCurdy, MacKirdy, MacKirdie, MacCurdie, MacQuartie, MacBararthy, MacBerarthy, MacWerarthy, MacMurtrie, MacMutrie and many more.
Early Notables of the McBrearty family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McBrearty family to Ireland
Some of the McBrearty family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the McBrearty family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McBrearty Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Daniel McBrearty, aged 6, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Zephyr" in 1833
Contemporary Notables of the name McBrearty (post 1700)
- Gay McBrearty, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Don McBrearty, Canadian Gemini Award winning, multiple Directors Guild of Canada and CableACE Award nominated film director
- Patrick "Paddy" McBrearty (b. 1993), Irish Gaelic footballer
- Felix McBrearty (b. 1963), Northern Irish darts player
The McBrearty Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Dieu et mon pays
Motto Translation: God and my country.