The name MacCardell originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Ardghail, which is derived from the word "ardghal," which means "high valor."
Early Origins of the MacCardell family
The surname MacCardell 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 MacCardell family
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MacCardell Spelling Variations
Pronunciation, rather than spelling, was what guided scribes and church officials in recording names, a practice that often led to the misleading result of one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations
of the surname MacCardell are preserved in documents that were examined for evidence of the family's history. The various spellings of MacCardell included MacArdle, MacCardle, MacCardell, McArdle and others.
Early Notables of the MacCardell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacCardell family to the New World and Oceana
North America received thousands of Irish immigrants from the English-ruled Ireland
during the 19th century. Once in the United States or what would become Canada, these immigrants quickly contributed to the ongoing settling and industrialization processes. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine
of the late 1840s. An exhaustive examination of immigrant and passenger lists has shown many early immigrants bearing the surname of MacCardell: Arthur, Denis, Duncan, Francis, Hugh, James, Michael, Owen, Patrick, Phillip and Thomas MacArdle, who all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860..