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The background history of the name MacArtney starts in ancient Scotland among the Pictish people. The name MacArtney is derived from the Gaelic name Mac Cartaine, which is a variant of Mac Artain. This means son of Artan and is a diminutive of the old personal name Art.

MacArtney Early Origins



The surname MacArtney was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, 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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MacArtney Spelling Variations


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MacArtney Spelling Variations



Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations of the name MacArtney include MacArtney, MacCartney and others.

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MacArtney Early History


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MacArtney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacArtney research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1737, 1806, 1792 and 1797 are included under the topic Early MacArtney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacArtney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacArtney Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacArtney Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacArtney In Ireland


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MacArtney In Ireland



Some of the MacArtney family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 85 words (6 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 freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of MacArtney:

MacArtney Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James and Jane MacArtney settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1767
  • James Macartney, who arrived in North Carolina in 1768

MacArtney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Macartney, who landed in America in 1811
  • Nicholas MacArtney who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • Bernard, Charles, Daniel, Denis, Henry, Hugh, James, John, Patrick, Peter, Robert, Thomas and William MacArtney all arrived in Philadelphia between 1800 and 1860

MacArtney Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Macartney, aged 21, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacArtney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacArtney (post 1700)



  • Frederic O. Macartney (1864-1903), American politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1900-03
  • Sir George Macartney (1867-1945), the British consul-general in Kashgar
  • George Macartney (1737-1806), Irish diplomat

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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: Stimulat sed ornat
Motto Translation: It stimulates, but it adorns.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
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    The MacArtney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacArtney 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 12 November 2015 at 09:12.

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