The descendents of Viking settlers in ancient Scotland
were the first to use the name McKitrick. It was derived from the Old Norse personal name Sigtryggr,
which literally means true victory.
The Gaelic form adopted for the surname is Mac Shitrig.
Early Origins of the McKitrick family
The surname McKitrick was first found in Galloway
(Gaelic: Gall-ghaidhealaibh), an area of southwestern Scotland
, now part of the Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway
, that formerly consisted of the counties of Wigtown
(West Galloway) and Kirkcudbright (East Galloway), where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the McKitrick family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McKitrick research.Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1000, 1376, 1643 and are included under the topic Early McKitrick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
McKitrick Spelling Variations
Intuition and sound were the primary sources medieval scribes used to judge appropriate spellings and translations for names. The spelling of a name thus varied according to who was doing the recording. The different spelling variations
of McKitrick include MacKettrick, Kettrick, Kitterick, MacKitterick, MacEtterick, McKettrick, McKetrick, Ketterick and many more.
Early Notables of the McKitrick family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McKitrick family to Ireland
Some of the McKitrick family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 139 words (10 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 McKitrick family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McKitrick Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Mr. John McKitrick, aged 4 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Washington" departing 9th July 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 26th August 1847 but he died on board CITATION[CLOSE]
Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 88)