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MacRitchie Early Origins



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.

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MacRitchie Spelling Variations


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MacRitchie Spelling Variations



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

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MacRitchie Early History


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MacRitchie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacRitchie research. Another 162 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacRitchie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacRitchie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacRitchie Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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MacRitchie In Ireland


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MacRitchie In Ireland



Some of the MacRitchie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 122 words (9 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



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 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

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacRitchie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacRitchie (post 1700)



  • Lewis MacRitchie (1913-1969), American artist
  • James MacRitchie, Scottish engineer who oversaw the expansion and completion of Singapore's oldest reservoir, renamed MacRitchie Reservoir after him in 1922
  • David MacRitchie (1861-1925), 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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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: Virtutue acquiritur honos
Motto Translation: Honour is aquired by virtue.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    4. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    5. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    8. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    10. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    11. ...

    The MacRitchie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacRitchie 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 15 November 2016 at 15:54.

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