MacKittrake History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The roots of the name MacKittrake come from the Viking settlers of ancient Scotland. The name was derived from the Old Norse personal name Sigtryggr, which literally means true victory. The Gaelic form adopted for the surname is Mac Shitrig.
Early Origins of the MacKittrake family
The surname MacKittrake was first found in Galloway (Gaelic: Gall-ghaidhealaibh), an area of southwestern Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, that formerly consisted of the counties of Wigtown (West Galloway) and Kirkcudbright (East Galloway), where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the MacKittrake family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacKittrake research. Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1000, 1376, 1643 and are included under the topic Early MacKittrake History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
MacKittrake Spelling Variations
Medieval scribes most often spelled names by the way they sounded. spelling variations, are thus, very common in records dating from that time. Over the years, MacKittrake has been spelled MacKettrick, Kettrick, Kitterick, MacKitterick, MacEtterick, McKettrick, McKetrick, Ketterick and many more.
Early Notables of the MacKittrake family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacKittrake family to Ireland
Some of the MacKittrake family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Migration of the MacKittrake family
The Scottish settlers spread out along the fertile land of the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. They and many of their children went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. That heritage has been recovered by many in this century through Clan societies and other Scottish historical organizations. Archival documents indicate that members of the MacKittrake family relocated to North American shores quite early: Dr. John Kittredge (b. 1620), who arrived in America in 1660; G. B. Kitteredge, who arrived in San Francisco in 1852; F. M. Kitterage arrived in San Francisco in 1857.