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The many centuries old Dalriadan-Scottish name McArthur comes from the Celtic personal name Arthur. It denotes the 'son of arthur', which means noble one.

McArthur Early Origins



The surname McArthur was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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McArthur Spelling Variations


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McArthur Spelling Variations



Spelling and translation were not standardized practices until the last few centuries. Spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. McArthur has been spelled MacArthur, MacArtair, MacArter and many more.

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McArthur Early History


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McArthur Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McArthur research. Another 319 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1427, 1767, and 1817 are included under the topic Early McArthur History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McArthur Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McArthur Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan from early times was Alister MacArthur who was beheaded by James I in 1427; and John MacArthur of the Strachur branch (1767) who journeyed to Australia with the 102nd Regiment. He became actively involved in the development...

Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McArthur Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McArthur In Ireland


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McArthur In Ireland



Some of the McArthur family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 158 words (11 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



Many who arrived from Scotland settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many settlers who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the McArthur family emigrate to North America:

McArthur Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Gilbert McArthur, who arrived in New Jersey in 1685

McArthur Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alexander McArthur, who landed in New York in 1738
  • Neil McArthur who settled in New York State in 1738 with his wife Mary Campbell and three children, Alexander, John, and Christian
  • Patrick McArthur also settled in New York State in 1738 with his wife Mary McDugall and children, Charles, Colin, and Jennet
  • Mary McArthur, who landed in New York in 1738
  • Neil McArthur, who landed in New York, NY in 1738
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McArthur Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles McArthur, aged 20, landed in New York in 1812
  • Daniel McArthur, aged 48, arrived in New York in 1812-1813
  • Andrew McArthur, aged 47, landed in South Carolina in 1812
  • John McArthur, aged 20, landed in New York in 1812
  • Nancy McArthur, who arrived in New York in 1821
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McArthur Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. McArthur settled in Prince Edward Island in 1770
  • Mr. Alex McArthur U.E. who settled in Didgeguash, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Charles McArthur U.E. who settled in St. Stephen, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John McArthur U.E. who settled in Thurlow [Belleville], Ontario c. 1784 he served in the Loyal Rangers [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Robert McArthur U.E. who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McArthur Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Duncan McArthur, aged 33, a labourer, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Dorothy" in 1815
  • Christian McArthur, aged 29, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Dorothy" in 1815
  • John McArthur, aged 3, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Dorothy" in 1815
  • Janet McArthur, aged 1 1/2, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Dorothy" in 1815
  • James McArthur, who arrived in Canada in 1820
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McArthur Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles McArthur, English convict from Northumberland, who was transported aboard the "America" on April 4, 1829, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829
  • Donald McArthur, aged 29, a shepherd, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Adelaide"
  • Alexander McArthur, aged 36, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sibella"
  • Adam McArthur, aged 38, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Medina"
  • James McArthur, aged 16, a mason, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Medina"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McArthur Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Peter McArthur landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • John McArthur, aged 22, a farm seravnt, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • D. McArthur, aged 26, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • Agnes McArthur, aged 22, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • Duncan McArthur, aged 1, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McArthur (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McArthur (post 1700)



  • William Pope McArthur (1814-1850), American naval officer and hydrologist involved in the first surveys of the Pacific Coast
  • Katherine Megan McArthur (b. 1971), NASA Astronaut with almost 13 days in space
  • Clifton Nesmith McArthur (1879-1923), American Republican politician, Member of Oregon State House of Representatives, 1913; U.S. Representative from Oregon 3rd District, 1915-23; Defeated, 1922
  • Charles McArthur, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1908
  • C. L. McArthur, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1948
  • A. S. McArthur, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico, 1944
  • A. G. McArthur, American politician, Member of Florida State Senate 16th District, 1947
  • Douglas McArthur, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1912
  • Duncan McArthur (1772-1839), American Democrat politician, Member of Ohio State Senate, 1805-13; U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1813, 1823-25; Governor of Ohio, 1830-32
  • Mrs. F. F. McArthur, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1932
  • ... (Another 30 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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McArthur Historic Events


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McArthur Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. William George Mcarthur, English Assistant Cook from Seaforth, Liverpool, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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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: Fide et opera
Motto Translation: By fidelity and work.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  2. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. 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. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. 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.
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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The McArthur Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McArthur 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 November 2016 at 15:35.

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