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Among the clans of the Scottish/English Borderlands, the Strathclyde Britons were the first to use the name MacCarrake. It is derived from the personal name Craig. Thus, MacCarrake is a patronymic name, taken from the given name of the father or some other ancestor of the bearer. However, MacCarrake may also be of local origin, referring to those who lived in or near the place called Carrick in Ayrshire.

Early Origins of the MacCarrake family


The surname MacCarrake 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, and were known as 'the men of Carrick'. Duncan de Carrick (died 1250) was made the Mormaer (Earl) of Carrick by Scottish King Alexander I in 1186. He was a direct ancestor Robert the Bruce (Robert I), King of the Scots 1274-1329.

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Early History of the MacCarrake family

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Early History of the MacCarrake family


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MacCarrake Spelling Variations

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MacCarrake Spelling Variations


Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. MacCarrake has been spelled Carrick, Carick, Carich, Carrich, Karryck, Karrik, Karrick, Kerrich, Kerrick, Carrig, Carrigy, McCarrigy and many more.

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Early Notables of the MacCarrake family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the MacCarrake family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the MacCarrake family to Ireland

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Migration of the MacCarrake family to Ireland


Some of the MacCarrake family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the MacCarrake family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the MacCarrake family to the New World and Oceana


Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlantic. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan societies and other Scottish organizations. Among them: Richard Carrick, who arrived in Virginia in 1650; Roger Carrick, who came to Virginia in 1672; Christian Carrick, a bonded passenger, who came to America in 1758.

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The MacCarrake Motto

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The MacCarrake 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: Garde bien
Motto Translation: Watch well.


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