MacCord History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the MacCord family

The surname MacCord 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. MacCord is an old surname in the parish of Ballantrae. [1]

The same source notes the name is the "same as MacCuarta, MacCuairt, 'not improbably a corruption of MacMhuircheartaigh.' " [1]

Early History of the MacCord family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacCord research. Another 132 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1471, 1473, 1544, 1627 and are included under the topic Early MacCord History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

MacCord Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: MacCord, McCord, MacCoard, McCoard, MacCourt, McCourt, McCourtie, McCordie, McCourty, McCordy, M'Cord, M'Corde, Makcorde, Mac Cuarta and many more.

Early Notables of the MacCord family (pre 1700)

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

Ireland Migration of the MacCord family to Ireland

Some of the MacCord family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 124 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the MacCord family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alexander McCordy, who settled in Boston in 1767; John McCord, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1813; James McCourt, aged 25; who settled in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1820.


Contemporary Notables of the name MacCord (post 1700) +

  • James MacCord, American clergyman
  • William MacCord, sociologist


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)


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