McAree History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The McAree family comes from the ancient Scottish Dalriadan clans of the mountainous west coast of Scotland. The name McAree is derived from the name Macara, which is the Gaelic word for son of the young, manly one.

Early Origins of the McAree family

The surname McAree 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 McAree family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McAree research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1690, 1745, and 1815 are included under the topic Early McAree History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McAree Spelling Variations

Translation in medieval times was an undeveloped science and was often carried out without due care. For this reason, many early Scottish names appeared radically altered when written in English. The spelling variations of McAree include McAree, MacAree, McAra, MacAra, McArra, MacArra, McCarra, MacCarra, McCarry, MacCarry, McCarrie and many more.

Early Notables of the McAree family (pre 1700)

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

Ireland Migration of the McAree family to Ireland

Some of the McAree 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.


United States McAree migration to the United States +

The hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name McAree arrived in North America very early:

McAree Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Alexander McAree, aged 27, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1842 [1]
  • three people by the name of John McAree, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1855, 1861 and 1869
  • Owen McAree, who arrived in America in 1870

Contemporary Notables of the name McAree (post 1700) +

  • Charles Albert Proctor McAree (b. 1908), American Democrat politician, Member of Massachusetts State Senate Fourth Essex District, 1935-36 [2]
  • Rodney McAree (b. 1974), Irish football coach and former player from Northern Ireland


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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