MacMurtrie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

MacMurtrie comes from the kingdom of Dalriada in ancient Scotland. It was a name for a person who worked as a noted mariner or a sea captain.

Early Origins of the MacMurtrie family

The surname MacMurtrie 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.

Important Dates for the MacMurtrie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacMurtrie research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacMurtrie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

MacMurtrie Spelling Variations

Historical recordings of the name MacMurtrie include many spelling variations. They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. They include MacCurdy, MacKirdy, MacKirdie, MacCurdie, MacQuartie, MacBararthy, MacBerarthy, MacWerarthy, MacMurtrie, MacMutrie and many more.

Early Notables of the MacMurtrie family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the MacMurtrie family to Ireland

Some of the MacMurtrie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 94 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the MacMurtrie family

Many who arrived from Scotland settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many settlers who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the MacMurtrie family emigrate to North America: James McCurdy, and his wife Elizabeth Ayers, who were recorded as Scotch-Irish living in New Hampshire in 1730; Archibald Mccurdy, who arrived in New England in 1737 with his five children, John McCurdy, who arrived in New England in 1745.

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