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The ancient Dalriadan people were the ancestors of the first to use the name MacKirdy. It was a name for a noted mariner or a sea captain.

MacKirdy Early Origins



The surname MacKirdy was first found in on the isle of 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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MacKirdy Spelling Variations


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MacKirdy Spelling Variations



Spelling variations are a very common occurrence in records of early Scottish names. They result from the repeated and inaccurate translations that many names went through in the course of various English occupations of Scotland. MacKirdy has been spelled MacCurdy, MacKirdy, MacKirdie, MacCurdie, MacQuartie, MacBararthy, MacBerarthy, MacWerarthy, MacMurtrie, MacMutrie and many more.

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MacKirdy Early History


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MacKirdy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacKirdy research. Another 238 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacKirdy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacKirdy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacKirdy Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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MacKirdy In Ireland


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MacKirdy In Ireland



Some of the MacKirdy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 192 words (14 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



Settlers from Scotland put down roots in communities all along the east coast of North Ameri ca. Some moved north from the American colonies to Canada as United Empire Loyalists during the American War of Independence. As Clan societies and highland games started in North America in the 20th century many Scots rediscovered parts of their heritage. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name MacKirdy were among those contributors:

MacKirdy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Granville de M. Mackirdy, aged 33, who arrived in America, in 1893
  • John Mackirdy, aged 62, who arrived in America from Rothsay, Scotland, in 1893

MacKirdy Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frances W.L. MacKirdy, aged 25, who arrived in America, in 1919
  • John MacKirdy, aged 37, who arrived in America, in 1923
  • John W. Mackirdy, aged 38, who arrived in America, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacKirdy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacKirdy (post 1700)



  • Archibald Mackirdy, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Muscat, 1884; Masqat, 1897-98, 1905; U.S. Consul in Masqat, 1902
  • Dr. Kenneth MacKirdy (1920-1968), Canadian historian and professor of history at the University of Waterloo, eponym of The MacKirdy Reading Room, University of Waterloo
  • David Mackirdy, British officer, Colonel of the 69th (South Lincolnshire) Regiment of Foot

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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: Dieu et mon pays
Motto Translation: God and my country.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    6. 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.
    7. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    8. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    9. 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).
    10. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
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    The MacKirdy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacKirdy 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 7 January 2016 at 11:51.

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