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There are many Irish surnames being used today in forms that are quite different than their original, ancient forms. McBryde originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Giolla Bhrighde, which denotes a devotee of St. Brigid.

McBryde Early Origins



The surname McBryde was first found in Donegal (Irish: Dún na nGall), northwest Ireland in the province of Ulster, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel, where the they are descended from the son of the servant (follower, devotee) of St. Brigit, the virgin Abbess of Kildare who died 525 A.D. The surname was first listed as eranaghs of Raymunterdoney in Donegal, a parish which includes Tory Island. The parish comprises 12,017 statute acres, but more than two-thirds is mountainous. Records show the name was principally found at Gweedore in the seventeenth century.

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McBryde Spelling Variations


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McBryde Spelling Variations



Names from the Middle Ages demonstrate many spelling variations. This is because the recording scribe or church official often decided as to how a person's name was spelt and in what language. Research into the name McBryde revealed many variations, including MacBride, Kilbride, Gilbride and others.

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McBryde Early History


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McBryde Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McBryde research. Another 390 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1440, 1650, 1659, 1718, 1726, 1730, 1778, and 1800 are included under the topic Early McBryde History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McBryde Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McBryde Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McBryde 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



During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the McBryde family in North America:

McBryde Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Alexander McBryde, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1899

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Contemporary Notables of the name McBryde (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McBryde (post 1700)



  • John H. McBryde (b. 1931), American jurist, Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas (1991-)
  • John McLaren McBryde (1841-1923), American academic, 5th President of Virginia Tech (1891-1907)
  • Archibald McBryde (1766-1816), Scottish-born, American Congressional Representative from North Carolina in 1813 and 1814
  • Michael McBryde (b. 1981), Australian silver and bronze medalist rower
  • Ian McBryde (b. 1953), Canadian-born, Australian poet
  • John McBryde (b. 1939), Australian bronze medalist field hockey player at the 1964 Summer Olympics
  • Sydney Ronald "Ron" McBryde (1941-1989), Canadian politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1969 to 1981
  • Robin Currie McBryde (b. 1970), Welsh former rugby union player from Bangor

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    4. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    7. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    8. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    9. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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    The McBryde Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McBryde 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 19 December 2013 at 09:30.

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