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The saga of the McArtney family name begins among the people of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. The McArtney name is derived from the Gaelic name Mac Cartaine, which is a variant of Mac Artain. This means son of Artan and is a diminutive of the old personal name Art.

McArtney Early Origins



The surname McArtney was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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McArtney Spelling Variations


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McArtney Spelling Variations



Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. McArtney has appeared MacArtney, MacCartney and others.

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McArtney Early History


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McArtney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McArtney research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1737, 1806, 1792 and 1797 are included under the topic Early McArtney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McArtney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McArtney Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McArtney Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McArtney In Ireland


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McArtney In Ireland



Some of the McArtney family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 85 words (6 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:

McArtney Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John McArtney landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1842
  • John McArtney, aged 39, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "New Zealand" in 1842
  • Ann McArtney, aged 40, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "New Zealand" in 1842
  • Barbara McArtney, aged 20, a dressmaker, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "New Zealand" in 1842
  • Jane McArtney, aged 18, a laundry maid, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "New Zealand" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McArtney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McArtney (post 1700)



  • David Ewan McArtney (1950-2013), New Zealand musician and songwriter

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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: Stimulat sed ornat
Motto Translation: It stimulates, but it adorns.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    2. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    3. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    7. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    10. 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.
    11. ...

    The McArtney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McArtney 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 3 April 2014 at 10:54.

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