The Irish name McCart was originally written in a Gaelic form as O hAirt, which connotes a descendant of Art.
Early Origins of the McCart family
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.
Early History of the McCart family
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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.
Early Notables of the McCart family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McCart family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- 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
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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)
Historic Events for the McCart family
- Mr. George McCart (b. 1920), English Telegraphist serving for the Royal Navy from Morecambe, Lancashire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
The McCart 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.