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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


Today's generation of the MacCready family inherits a name that was first used by the Scottish tribe known as the Picts. The first family to use the name MacCready lived in Ayrshire.

MacCready Early Origins



The surname MacCready 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, 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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MacCready Spelling Variations


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MacCready Spelling Variations



Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. MacCready has appeared MacCreadie, MacCredie, MacCready, MacReady, MacRedie and many more.

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MacCready Early History


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MacCready Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacCready research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the year 1720 is included under the topic Early MacCready History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacCready Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacCready Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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MacCready In Ireland


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MacCready In Ireland



Some of the MacCready family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North Ameri ca. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name MacCready:

MacCready Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elinor MacCready, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacCready (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacCready (post 1700)



  • Paul B. MacCready Jr. (1925-2007), American aeronautical engineer, founder of AeroVironment and designer of a human-powered aircraft that won the first Kremer prize in 1977, known as the father of human-powered flight
  • Derek MacCready (b. 1967), Canadian Football League defensive tackle who played from 1989 to 1999
  • Charles MacCready, 19th century Rector of the Church of the Holy Cross, New York
  • Alan MacCready, New Zealand Politician

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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: Semper paratus
Motto Translation: Always prepared.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    2. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    7. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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    The MacCready Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacCready 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 20 January 2016 at 08:07.

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