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MacTurk Early Origins



The surname MacTurk was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient but turbulent no-man's land where the persecuted took haven. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. The name was first recorded in Muchrum in 1538 when John McTurk held estates. Captain MacTurk is a fictional character in Sir Walter Scott's 19th century novel Saint Ronan's Well published in 1823 and Mr. MacTurk appears in the novel Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte.

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MacTurk Spelling Variations


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MacTurk Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: McTurk, McTork, McTurie, McTuire, McTurck and others.

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MacTurk Early History


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MacTurk Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacTurk research. Another 138 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 167 and 1672 are included under the topic Early MacTurk History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacTurk Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacTurk Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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MacTurk In Ireland


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MacTurk In Ireland



Some of the MacTurk family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 166 words (12 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:

MacTurk Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • David MacTurk, who arrived in America, in 1911
  • Robert W. MacTurk, aged 32, who arrived in America, in 1918
  • Elizabeth MacTurk, aged 27, who arrived in Easthampton, U.S.A., in 1921
  • John Macturk, aged 46, who arrived in America, in 1922
  • Kathleen Mary MacTurk, aged 20, who arrived in America from Holland, Fen., England, in 1923
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

MacTurk Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Macturk, who settled in Ontario in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacTurk (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacTurk (post 1700)



  • G.G. MacTurk, British contemporary author of numerous books on railroad history

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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: Pace vel bello
Motto Translation: In peace or war


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    3. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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    The MacTurk Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacTurk 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 26 June 2017 at 08:08.

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