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McNitt Early Origins



The surname McNitt was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area. The name is "a variant of Macnaught (of Kilquhanite, Galloway)" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

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McNitt Early History


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McNitt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McNitt research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1357, 1448, 1473, 1519, 1400, 1606, 1634, 1612, 1617, 1634, 1646 and 1718 are included under the topic Early McNitt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McNitt Spelling Variations


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McNitt Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacNaught, MacNeight, MacNutt, MacNitt, MacNaght and many more.

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McNitt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McNitt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was John McKnawcht, Burgess of Edinburgh in 1612. He may be the same person as John M'Nacht, merchant burgess in the parish of Kirkpatrick- Durham in...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McNitt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McNitt In Ireland


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McNitt In Ireland



Some of the McNitt family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 279 words (20 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McNitt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alexander McNitt, who arrived in North Carolina in 1775 [2]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)

McNitt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Harold McNitt, aged 23, originally from London, England, who arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Oceanic" from Southampton, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXP6-KX9 : 6 December 2014), Harold McNitt, 24 Jun 1908; citing departure port Southampton, England, arrival port New York, ship name Oceanic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Virgil McNitt, aged 38, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Espagne" from Bordeaux, France [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QF-8MG : 6 December 2014), Virgil McNitt, 07 Feb 1919; citing departure port Bordeaux, arrival port New York, ship name Espagne, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Grover Mc Nitt, aged 22, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Canada" from Marseilles, France [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6ZK-2M2 : 6 December 2014), Grover Mc Nitt, 25 Jun 1920; citing departure port Marseilles, arrival port New York, ship name Canada, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Virgil McNitt, aged 40, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Liverpool, England [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6KN-RZN : 6 December 2014), Virgil McNitt, 22 Aug 1921; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • David McNitt, aged 21, who arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "American Trader" from London, England [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNZ3-X3K : 6 December 2014), David McNitt, 24 Jun 1924; citing departure port London, England, arrival port New York, ship name American Trader, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name McNitt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McNitt (post 1700)



  • Gary McNitt, American punt return football player for the 1960 Michigan Wolverines football team
  • Cummings McNitt, American businessman who bought the East Waterford and Kansas Valley Railroad in 1907
  • Virgil Venice McNitt, American managing editor of the Cleveland Press who founded the Central Press Association at Cleveland in 1910
  • Robert W. McNitt (1915-2012), American United States Navy admiral, Dean of Admissions at the United States Naval Academy; he was awarded two silver stars and was credited with sinking 29 Japanese ships during World War II
  • Helen L. McNitt, American eponym of Helen L. McNitt State Park, in the town of Cazenovia in Madison County, New York
  • Jim McNitt (b. 1948), American painter and photographer; his work have appeared in Time, Newsweek, People, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and many other publications

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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: Omnia fortunae committo
Motto Translation: I commit all things to fortune.


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McNitt Family Crest Products


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