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In the Scotland of ancient times, McCurdy was a name for a noted mariner or a sea captain.

McCurdy Early Origins



The surname McCurdy 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.

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McCurdy Spelling Variations


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McCurdy Spelling Variations



Medieval spelling was at best an intuitive process, and translation between Gaelic and English was no more effective. These factors caused an enormous number of spelling variations in Dalriadan names. In fact, it was not uncommon to see a father and son who spelled their name differently. Over the years, McCurdy has been spelled MacCurdy, MacKirdy, MacKirdie, MacCurdie, MacQuartie, MacBararthy, MacBerarthy, MacWerarthy, MacMurtrie, MacMutrie and many more.

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McCurdy Early History


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McCurdy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCurdy research. Another 238 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McCurdy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCurdy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCurdy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McCurdy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCurdy In Ireland


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McCurdy In Ireland



Some of the McCurdy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 192 words (14 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name McCurdy arrived in North America very early:

McCurdy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James McCurdy, and his wife Elizabeth Ayers, who were recorded as Scotch-Irish living in New Hampshire in 1730
  • Archibald Mccurdy, who arrived in New England in 1737 with his five children
  • Archibald McCurdy, who landed in New England in 1737
  • Catherine McCurdy, who arrived in New England in 1738
  • John McCurdy, who arrived in New England in 1745
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McCurdy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hugh McCurdy, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1827
  • Robert McCurdy, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1835
  • James McCurdy, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1843
  • Lauchlan McCurdy, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851
  • Lochlin McCurdy, aged 24, landed in New York in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McCurdy Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Laughlin McCurdy U.E. who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mr. Neal McCurdy U.E. who settled in Grand Manan, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mr. Neil McCurdy U.E. who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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

McCurdy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John McCurdy, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820

McCurdy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John McCurdy, aged 33, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen Bee" in 1872
  • Catrine McCurdy, aged 33, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen Bee" in 1872
  • John McCurdy, aged 9, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen Bee" in 1872
  • Rossan McCurdy, aged 8, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen Bee" in 1872
  • Daniel McCurdy, aged 4, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen Bee" in 1872
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCurdy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCurdy (post 1700)



  • William H. McCurdy, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1912 (alternate), 1916, 1924
  • Samuel McCurdy, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 7th District, 1855-56
  • Solomon P. McCurdy, American politician, Justice of Utah Territorial Supreme Court, 1864-68
  • Robert McCurdy, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1936
  • R. W. McCurdy, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1916
  • N. M. McCurdy, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1864
  • Merle M. McCurdy, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, 1961-68
  • Mary McCurdy, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 2000
  • M. E. McCurdy, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1940
  • Joseph P. McCurdy, American politician, Delegate to Maryland convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933
  • ... (Another 19 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name McCurdy


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Suggested Readings for the name McCurdy



  • The Stone Mountain McCurdys by Julius Augustus McCurdy.

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Motto


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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.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  8. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

The McCurdy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCurdy Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 8 September 2016 at 16:51.

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