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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 America. 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  2. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  3. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  4. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  7. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  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. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. 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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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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