The name MacCardel originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Ardghail, which is derived from the word "ardghal," which means "high valor."
Early Origins of the MacCardel family
The surname MacCardel was first found in County Louth
(Irish: Lú) the smallest county in Ireland
, located on the East coast, in the Province of Leinster
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the MacCardel family
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MacCardel Spelling Variations
The scribes and church officials of the Middle Ages who recorded names in official documents spelled the names as they sounded. This led to the problem of one name being recorded under several different variations and thus resembling more than one person. Among the many spelling variations
of the surname MacCardel that are preserved in archival documents of this era include MacArdle, MacCardle, MacCardell, McArdle and others.
Early Notables of the MacCardel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacCardel family to the New World and Oceana
Irish emigration to North America began modestly in the late 18th century. At this time, Irish families
made the journey to British North America and the United States by choice and after careful consideration: they were primarily in search of a suitably large stretch of land to call their own. This pattern would change most dramatically during the Great Potato Famine
of the late 1840s. For example, the years 1825-1845 saw approximately 450,000 heading to British North America and 400,000 to the United States, but in 1847, at the height of the famine, it is estimated that more than 104,000 Irish immigrants went to British North America and more than 119,000 to the United States. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many early immigrants bearing the name MacCardel: Arthur, Denis, Duncan, Francis, Hugh, James, Michael, Owen, Patrick, Phillip and Thomas MacArdle, who all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860..