McCready Surname History

The McCready surname is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic patronymic "Mac Riada," or "son of Riada," a personal name meaning "trained," or "expert."

Early Origins of the McCready family

The surname McCready was first found in Donegal (Irish: Dún na nGall), northwest Ireland in the province of Ulster, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel.

Important Dates for the McCready family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCready research. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1608 is included under the topic Early McCready History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McCready Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: MacCreedy, MacCready, MacReidy, McCreedy, McCready and many more.

Early Notables of the McCready family (pre 1700)

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McCready migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McCready Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John McCready, who arrived in Virginia in 1794 [1]
McCready Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas McCready, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1808 [1]
  • Charles McCready, aged 25, who arrived in Maryland in 1812 [1]
  • William McCready, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1822 [1]
  • Mack McCready, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1826 [1]
  • Raymond McCready, who arrived in Missouri in 1839 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McCready migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McCready Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. David McCready U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [2]
  • Mr. William McCready U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]
  • Mr. William II. McCready U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]
McCready Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Andrew McCready, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Edward Reid" in 1833
  • Mary McCready, aged 30, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ambassador" in 1834
  • John McCready, aged 6, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ambassador" in 1834
  • Mary McCready, aged 5, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ambassador" in 1834
  • Andrew McCready, aged 2, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ambassador" in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McCready migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

McCready Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Sarah J. McCready, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Triumph" in 1883

Contemporary Notables of the name McCready (post 1700)

  • James McCready (1816-1909), American politician, 4th Mayor of the city of Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Constance "Connie" McCready (1921-2000), born Constance Averill, American journalist and politician, 46th Mayor of Portland, Oregon (1979-1981)
  • Keith McCready (b. 1957), nicknamed Earthquake, an American professional pool player
  • Rich McCready (b. 1970), American country music singer-songwriter
  • Malinda Gayle "MIndy" McCready (1975-2013), American country music artist who sold over three million albums, best known for her album Ten Thousand Angels
  • Benjamin "Ben" McCready (b. 1951), American portrait painter of such people as President Gerald R. Ford, President Ronald W. Reagan, President George H. W. Bush, President James Earl Carter, Robert Redford and many more
  • Michael David "Mike" McCready (b. 1966), lead guitarist of the American rock band, Pearl Jam
  • Sam McCready (1936-2019), Northern Ireland actor, theatre director and playwright
  • Thomas McCready (b. 1943), Scottish former professional footballer
  • Michael McCready (1913-2008), British fencer at the 1948 Summer Olympics
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the McCready family

Empress of Ireland
  • Mr. Thomas McCready, English Fireman from Liverpool, England, United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking [3]
RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Robert G. Mccready, Canadian 3rd Class passenger from Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [4]

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. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  4. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
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