MacAree History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The sea-swept Hebrides islands and the west coast of Scotland are the ancestral home of the MacAree family. Their name comes from the name Macara, which is the Gaelic word for son of the young, manly one.
Early Origins of the MacAree family
The surname MacAree was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, 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.
Important Dates for the MacAree family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacAree research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1690, 1745, and 1815 are included under the topic Early MacAree History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
MacAree Spelling Variations
Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations. MacAree has been written as McAree, MacAree, McAra, MacAra, McArra, MacArra, McCarra, MacCarra, McCarry, MacCarry, McCarrie and many more.
Early Notables of the MacAree family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacAree family to Ireland
Some of the MacAree family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 106 words (8 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 MacAree family
Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name MacAree or a variant listed above: three people by the name of John McAree who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1855; 1861 and 1869; Owen arrived in 1870. James and John MacCarry settled in New England in 1805..
Contemporary Notables of the name MacAree (post 1700)
- James MacAree, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Philadelphia County, 1905-06 
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