Early Origins of the McCourtie family
The surname McCourtie 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 McCourtie family
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McCourtie 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 McCourtie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McCourtie family to Ireland
Some of the McCourtie family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 327 words (23 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the McCourtie family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alexander McCordy, who settled in Boston in 1767; John McCord, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1813; James McCourt, aged 25; who settled in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1820.
Contemporary Notables of the name McCourtie (post 1700)
- Kristin McCourtie, American art department assistant, known for her wok on Round the Twist (2000)
- William Herbert Lee McCourtie (1872-1933), American oil tycoon and philanthropist who had built the W. H. L. McCourtie Estate in Somerset Center, Michigan, designated a Michigan State Historic Site in 1991