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The ancient Strathclyde Briton name McCarrick is derived from the personal name Craig. Thus, McCarrick is a patronymic name, taken from the given name of the father or some other ancestor of the bearer. However, McCarrick may also be of local origin, referring to those who lived in or near the place called Carrick in Ayrshire.

McCarrick Early Origins



The surname McCarrick 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, and were known as 'the men of Carrick'. Duncan de Carrick (died 1250) was made the Mormaer (Earl) of Carrick by Scottish King Alexander I in 1186. He was a direct ancestor Robert the Bruce (Robert I), King of the Scots 1274-1329.

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McCarrick Spelling Variations


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McCarrick Spelling Variations



Scribes in Medieval Scotland spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations exist in names of that era. McCarrick has been spelled Carrick, Carick, Carich, Carrich, Karryck, Karrik, Karrick, Kerrich, Kerrick, Carrig, Carrigy, McCarrigy and many more.

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McCarrick Early History


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McCarrick Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCarrick research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1224, 1296, 1370, 1380, 1370 and 1371 are included under the topic Early McCarrick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCarrick Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCarrick Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McCarrick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCarrick In Ireland


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McCarrick In Ireland



Some of the McCarrick family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 43 words (3 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



The number of Strathclyde Clan families sailing for North America increased steadily as the persecution continued. In the colonies, they could find not only freedom from the iron hand of the English government, but land to settle on. The American War of Independence allowed many of these settlers to prove their independence, while some chose to go to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots played essential roles in the forging of both great nations. Among them:

McCarrick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Kate McCarrick, aged 1, who settled in America from Ballina by Mayo, Ireland, in 1898

McCarrick Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mary McCarrick, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Sligo, in 1906
  • John McCarrick, aged 24, who landed in America from Calloney, Ireland, in 1907
  • Ellen McCarrick, aged 23, who settled in America from Tubbercurry, Ireland, in 1907
  • Edward McCarrick, aged 19, who landed in America from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1908
  • Nora McCarrick, aged 18, who emigrated to America from Tubbercurry, Ireland, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCarrick (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCarrick (post 1700)



  • Theodore Edgar McCarrick (b. 1930), American Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Martin McCarrick (b. 1962), English cellist, keyboardist and guitarist
  • Mark McCarrick (b. 1962), English former professional footballer

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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: Garde bien
Motto Translation: Watch well.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. 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.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    8. 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.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    11. ...

    The McCarrick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCarrick 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 August 2015 at 15:27.

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