MacRitchie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the MacRitchie family

The surname MacRitchie was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, 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 Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Important Dates for the MacRitchie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacRitchie research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacRitchie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

MacRitchie Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: MacRitchie, Ritchie, MacRichie and others.

Early Notables of the MacRitchie family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the MacRitchie family to Ireland

Some of the MacRitchie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

MacRitchie migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

MacRitchie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Robert J. MacRitchie, aged 24, who arrived in America from Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1909
  • Angus MacRitchie, aged 27, who arrived in America from Stornoway, Scotland, in 1920
  • Donald Macritchie, aged 28, who arrived in America, in 1924

MacRitchie migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

MacRitchie Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • John MacRitchie, his wife and three children who arrived in Quebec in 1843
  • Norman MacRitchie, his wife and two children, who were on record in Quebec in 1851

Contemporary Notables of the name MacRitchie (post 1700)

  • Lewis MacRitchie (1913-1969), American artist
  • James MacRitchie (1847-1895), Scottish engineer who oversaw the expansion and completion of Singapore's oldest reservoir, renamed MacRitchie Reservoir after him in 1922
  • David MacRitchie (1851-1925), Scottish folklorist and antiquarian, founder of the Gypsy Lore Society, to study the history and lore of Gypsies, treasurer of the Scottish Anthropological and Folklore Society (1922-1925)

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