Origins Available: Irish, Scottish
Picts. The first family to use the name MacCready lived in Ayrshire.
Early Origins of the MacCready family
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.
Early History of the MacCready family
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MacCready Spelling Variations
spelling variations with single names. MacCready has appeared MacCreadie, MacCredie, MacCready, MacReady, MacRedie and many more.
Early Notables of the MacCready family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacCready family to Ireland
Some of the MacCready family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the MacCready family to the New World and Oceana
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 America. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name MacCready:
MacCready Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name MacCready (post 1700)
The MacCready 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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