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McAra History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



On the Scottish west coast, the McAra family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from the name Macara, which is the Gaelic word for son of the young, manly one.


Early Origins of the McAra family


The surname McAra 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 very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the McAra family


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Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1690, 1745, and 1815 are included under the topic Early McAra History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McAra Spelling Variations


In the Middle Ages, the translation between Gaelic and English was not a highly developed process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and so, an enormous number of spelling variations appear in records of early Scottish names. McAra has appeared as McAree, MacAree, McAra, MacAra, McArra, MacArra, McCarra, MacCarra, McCarry, MacCarry, McCarrie and many more.

Early Notables of the McAra family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the McAra family to Ireland


Some of the McAra family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 106 words (8 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 McAra family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McAra Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Rev. John McAra, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Margaret Galbraith" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 7th March 1872 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html

Contemporary Notables of the name McAra (post 1700)


  • Harry B. McAra, American politician, Circuit Judge in Michigan 7th Circuit, 1975-85 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • James McAra (1876-1947), Scottish-born, Canadian businessman and politician from Edinburgh, Mayor of Regina (1927-1930) and (1932-1933), brother of Peter McAra Jr
  • Peter McAra Jr. (1862-1949), India-born, Canadian was a businessman and politician, Mayor of Regina, Saskatchewan in 1906 and from 1911 to 1912
  • Sir Douglas McAra,

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Citations


  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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