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There are many Irish surnames being used today in forms that are quite different than their original, ancient forms. MacBride originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Giolla Bhrighde, which denotes a devotee of St. Brigid.

MacBride Early Origins



The surname MacBride was first found in Donegal (Irish: Dún na nGall), northwest Ireland in the province of Ulster, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel, where the they are descended from the son of the servant (follower, devotee) of St. Brigit, the virgin Abbess of Kildare who died 525 A.D. The surname was first listed as eranaghs of Raymunterdoney in Donegal, a parish which includes Tory Island. The parish comprises 12,017 statute acres, but more than two-thirds is mountainous. Records show the name was principally found at Gweedore in the seventeenth century.

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MacBride Spelling Variations


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MacBride Spelling Variations



The recording of names in Ireland during the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. Since the general population did not know how to read or write, they could only specify how their names should be recorded orally. Research into the name MacBride revealed spelling variations, including MacBride, Kilbride, Gilbride and others.

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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 390 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1440, 1650, 1659, 1718, 1726, 1730, 1778, and 1800 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)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacBride Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Death and immigration greatly reduced Ireland's population in the 19th century. For the native Irish people poverty, hunger, and racial prejudice was common. Therefore, thousands left their homeland to seek opportunity in North Ameri ca. Those who survived the journey and the quarantine camps to which they arrived, were instrumental towards building the strong developing nations of the United States and the future Canada. By far, the largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These were employed as construction or factory workers. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name MacBride:

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
  • Major John MacBride (1868-1916), Irish republican executed for participation in the 1916 Easter Rising
  • Sir Phillip Seán MacBride (1904-1998), Irish diplomat, who shared the Nobel peace price in 1974
  • Sean MacBride (1904-1988), Irish politician, son of Maude MacBride, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1974
  • ... (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. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
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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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