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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    2. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    3. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    4. 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).
    5. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    8. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    9. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. 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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