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On the Scottish west coast, the MacCorkle family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from the Gaelic word Mac-Thorcaill which means son of Thor's cauldron, which is the Norse hero whose name refers to the cauldron of the thunder god.

MacCorkle Early Origins



The surname MacCorkle was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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MacCorkle Spelling Variations


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MacCorkle Spelling Variations



In various documents MacCorkle has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. MacCorquodale, MacCorquindale, MacCorkindale, MacCorkill and many more.

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MacCorkle Early History


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MacCorkle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacCorkle research. Another 255 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1430, 1434, 1509 and 1600 are included under the topic Early MacCorkle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacCorkle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacCorkle Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Significant portions of the populations of both the United States and Canada are still made up of the ancestors of Dalriadan families. Some of those in Canada originally settled the United States, but went north as United Empire Loyalists in the American War of Independence. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the ancestors of many Scots on both sides of the border begin to recover their collective national heritage through Clan societies and highland games. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Archibald McCorkadale, who arrived in Jamaica in 1685; Duncan McCorquadale, who came to Jamaica in 1758; Christian McCorquodale, who arrived in Virginia in 1792.

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacCorkle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacCorkle (post 1700)



  • Belle Goshorn MacCorkle (1841-1923), American First Lady of West Virginia (1893-1897), wife of William A. McCorkle
  • William Alexander MacCorkle (1857-1930), American lawyer, prosecutor, financier and 9th Governor of West Virginia (1893-1897)
  • William Alexander MacCorkle (1857-1930), American Democrat politician, Governor of West Virginia, 1893-97; Member of West Virginia State Senate 8th District, 1911-14; Defeated, 1914
  • W. G. MacCorkle, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for West Virginia State Senate 8th District, 1934
  • Sam L. MacCorkle, American Democrat politician, Kanawha County Assessor

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Motto


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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: Vivat Rex
Motto Translation: Long live the king.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The MacCorkle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacCorkle 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.

    This page was last modified on 12 November 2015 at 09:12.

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