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Multiple Origins for the Surname MacBride


Scottish


As a Scottish name, MacBride is derived from the Gaelic "Mac Gille Brighde," meaning "son of the servant of (St.) Brigit." The Scottish Gaelic word for church "cill Bríghde," became a place name (Kilbride, in Lanarkshire) and some bearers of MacBride may have originally taken their surnames from this.

MacBride Early Origins



The surname MacBride was first found in Arran, an island in North 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, in the Firth of Clyde, where the name has long existed, although the name's earliest recorded roots are from County Donegal in Ireland. According to legend, both the Scottish and the Irish branches are descended from the son of the servant of (St.) Brigit, the virgin Abbess of Kildare who died 525 A.D.

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MacBride Spelling Variations


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MacBride Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacBride, McBride, Macbryde, Macbraid, MacBridan, McKillbride, McGillbride, Macilvride, Mackelbreed, McBryde, Bridson, Brydson, Kilbride, Gilbride,MacBridan, MacIlvride, MacBraid and many more.

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MacBride Early History


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MacBride Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacBride research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1296, 1329, 1370, and 1476 are included under the topic Early MacBride History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacBride Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacBride Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early MacBride Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacBride In Ireland


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MacBride In Ireland



Some of the MacBride family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 233 words (17 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:

MacBride Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ant. Macbride, who arrived in Georgia in 1734

MacBride Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James MacBride, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • John MacBride, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • Patrick MacBride, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816
  • William MacBride, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • Bernard MacBride, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacBride (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacBride (post 1700)



  • Thomas Huston Macbride (1848-1934), tenth President of the University of Iowa
  • Roger Lea MacBride (1929-1995), American lawyer, political figure, and television producer
  • John MacBride (1735-1800), Admiral of the Blue, Royal Navy officer, who saw service during the Seven Years' War and the American War of Independence
  • William D. MacBride, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Whitehorse, 1926
  • Thomas Jamison MacBride (1914-2000), American Democrat politician, Member of California State Assembly, 1955-60; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960
  • Roger Lea MacBride (1929-1995), American politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives, 1962; Libertarian Candidate for President of the United States, 1976
  • Robert J. MacBride, American politician, U.S. Consul in Leith, 1897
  • Winifred MacBride, Scottish concert pianist
  • Morrison Mann MacBride (1877-1938), Ontario merchant and politician
  • Major John MacBride (1868-1916), Irish republican executed for participation in the 1916 Easter Rising
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    2. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    3. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    4. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. 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.
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The MacBride Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacBride 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.

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