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The Irish name McCart was originally written in a Gaelic form as O hAirt, which connotes a descendant of Art.

McCart Early Origins



The surname McCart was first found in County Meath (Irish: An Mhí) anciently part of the kingdom of Brega, located in Eastern Ireland, in the province of Leinster, where they were of the southern Ui Neill. Before the Anglo- Norman invasion of the 12th century, their chiefs were known as the lords of Teffia.

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McCart Spelling Variations


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McCart Spelling Variations



Before widespread literacy came to Ireland, a name was often recorded under several different variations during the life of its bearer. Accordingly, numerous spelling variations were revealed in the search for the origin of the name McCart family name. Variations found include Hart, O'Hart, Harte, MacArt, McArt, MacCart, McCart and many more.

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McCart Early History


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McCart Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCart research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McCart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCart Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCart Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McCart 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 McCart family in North America:

McCart Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John McCart, who landed in America in 1810
  • Rose McCart, aged 17, who arrived in America from County Antrim, Ireland, in 1892
  • Thomas McCart, aged 23, who arrived in America from County Tyrone, Ireland, in 1898
  • William McCart, aged 43, who arrived in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1898
  • Philip McCart, aged 20, who arrived in America from County Cavan, Ireland, in 1898

McCart Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mary J. McCart, aged 23, who arrived in America from County Down, Ireland, in 1903
  • Frederick McCart, aged 27, who arrived in America from County Antrim, Ireland, in 1904
  • Frederick McCart, aged 30, who arrived in America from County Tyrone, Ireland, in 1904
  • David McCart, aged 34, who arrived in America from Broxburn, Scotland, in 1907
  • Daniel McCart, aged 37, who arrived in America from Paisley, Scotland, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCart (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCart (post 1700)



  • William John McCart (1872-1933), American-born, Canadian merchant and politician who represented Stormont in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1902 to 1904 and from 1908 to 1911
  • George McCart (1883-1937), Australian rules footballer who played from 1905 to 1910
  • Christopher "Chris" McCart (b. 1967), Scottish former footballer who played from 1985 to 1999, member of the Scotland National Team (1994-1995)

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McCart Historic Events


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McCart Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. George McCart (b. 1920), English Telegraphist serving for the Royal Navy from Morecambe, Lancashire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 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: Fortis et fideliter
Motto Translation: Brave and faithful.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    8. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    9. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    11. ...

    The McCart Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCart 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 7 December 2015 at 15:36.

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