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Early Origins of the McCourt family


The surname McCourt 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. First records of this family appeared on the census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the McCourt family


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McCourt Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: MacCord, McCord, MacCoard, McCoard, MacCourt, McCourt, McCourtie, McCordie, McCourty, McCordy, M'Cord, M'Corde, Makcorde, Mac Cuarta and many more.

Early Notables of the McCourt family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the McCourt family to Ireland


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Migration of the McCourt family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McCourt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James McCourt, aged 25, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1820 [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)
  • James McCourt, aged 25, who settled in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1820
  • Peter McCourt, who landed in New York, NY in 1827 [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)
  • Lawrence McCourt, aged 40, who settled in Missouri in 1840
  • Lawrence McCourt, aged 40, who arrived in Missouri in 1840 [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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McCourt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Bridget McCourt, aged 27, who landed in America from Tyrone, in 1902
  • Edward McCourt, aged 24, who landed in America from Down, in 1903
  • Bernhard McCourt, aged 27, who settled in America from Glasgow, in 1904
  • Edward McCourt, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from Tyrone, in 1905
  • Alice McCourt, aged 42, who emigrated to the United States from Newry, Ireland, in 1906
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McCourt Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Patrick McCourt, aged 21, a farmer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Patrick McCourt, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • James McCourt, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Elenor McCourt, aged 21, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Billow" in 1833

McCourt Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Fred McCourt, aged 38, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1923

McCourt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary McCourt, aged 24, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Bucephalus"
  • Ann McCourt, aged 19, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Oriental,"
  • James McCourt, aged 27, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Agincourt"
  • Esther McCourt, aged 15, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Agincourt"

McCourt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas McCourt, aged 25, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ionic" in 1884
  • Francis McCourt, aged 20, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ionic" in 1884

Contemporary Notables of the name McCourt (post 1700)


  • Alphonsus Joseph "Alphie" McCourt (1940-2016), Irish-born, American writer
  • Malachy Gerard McCourt (b. 1931), Irish-American actor, writer and politician
  • James Frances McCourt (b. 1941), American writer and novelist
  • Francis "Frank" McCourt (1930-2009), Irish-American teacher and Pulitzer Prize-winning author
  • Kevin McCourt (b. 1964), Scottish interdisciplinary artist
  • Carmel McCourt (b. 1958), British singer
  • Elizabeth McCourt Tabor (1854-1935), better known as Baby Doe, the second wife of pioneer businessman Horace Tabor, her story inspired the opera The Ballad of Baby Doe

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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)

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