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The name McAdoo is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in the settlement of Concliff in the county of Lancashire. The surname McAdoo belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. The name in Anglo Saxon meant "War love."

McAdoo Early Origins



The surname McAdoo was first found in Lancashire where Nicholas le Cumbecliue was first listed in the Assize Rolls of Lancashire in 1246. The name traces back to Cundcliff, now known as Cunliffe Hill, in the township of Billington, near Blackburn in Lancashire. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 - 1276 list Robert de Cundeclif in Yorkshire. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
[1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
A few years later Adam de Cunliffe was listed in Yorkshire 1317-1318. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
The Register of Freemen of the City of York in 1411 lists Thomas Cunclyff. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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McAdoo Spelling Variations


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McAdoo Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the McAdoo family name include Cunliffe, Cuncliffe, Concliffe, Conliffe, Cunlife, Conlife, Cunliff, Conliff and many more.

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McAdoo Early History


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McAdoo Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McAdoo research. Another 567 words (40 lines of text) covering the years 1611, 1750, 1790, 1820 and 1871 are included under the topic Early McAdoo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McAdoo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McAdoo Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McAdoo Notables 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the McAdoo surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

McAdoo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mary McAdoo arrived in New York in 1805 at the age of 16
  • John McAdoo, aged 50, landed in New York, NY in 1805
  • Robert McAdoo, aged 14, arrived in New York, NY in 1805
  • Mary McAdoo, aged 42, landed in New York, NY in 1805
  • James McAdoo landed in New York in 1821
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McAdoo (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McAdoo (post 1700)



  • Dudley "Tullie" McAdoo (1884-1987), American baseball first baseman in the Negro Leagues
  • Michael McAdoo (b. 1990), American NFL football linebacker
  • Ben McAdoo, American quarterback coach for the Green Bay Packers
  • William McAdoo (1853-1930), American Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 7th congressional district, New York City Police Commissioner (1904 to 1905)
  • James Michael Ray McAdoo (b. 1993), American college basketball player at the University of North Carolina
  • Walter V. McAdoo Jr., American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1960
  • W. A. McAdoo, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1912
  • Matt McAdoo, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 31st District, 2006
  • Elmer E. McAdoo, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Westmoreland County, 1907-08
  • William McAdoo (1853-1930), American Democrat politician,; Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Hudson County, 1882; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 7th District, 1883-91
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: Fideliter
Motto Translation: Faithfully.


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McAdoo Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Other References

  1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. 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).
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  10. 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.
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The McAdoo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McAdoo 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.

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