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The name McCarten has seen many modifications since the time in which it was first devised. In Gaelic it appeared as Mac Artain, which means son of Art.

McCarten Early Origins



The surname McCarten was first found in County Down (Irish:An Dún) part of the Province of Ulster, in Northern Ireland, formerly known as county St Mirren, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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McCarten Spelling Variations


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McCarten Spelling Variations



Pronunciation, rather than spelling, was what guided scribes and church officials in recording names, a practice that often led to the misleading result of one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname McCarten are preserved in documents that were examined for evidence of the family's history. The various spellings of McCarten included MacCartan, MacCarten, MacCartain, Carton and others.

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McCarten Early History


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McCarten Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCarten research. Another 204 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1350 and 1735 are included under the topic Early McCarten History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCarten Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCarten Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McCarten 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



The 19th century brought a massive reduction in Ireland's population. It seemed that during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s the Irish people had two options: starve or immigrate. Those that chose the later frequently headed for the United States, hopeful for land, work, and equality. Those determined for free land joined the migration west; while others stayed behind to live in urban centers and often work in factories. Still others began a transitory life in work camps, building the bridges, canals, railways, and highways so critical to the rapidly development of the growing industrial nation. Early passenger and immigration lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name McCarten:

McCarten Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Laughlin McCarten, who landed in New York in 1839
  • Charles McCarten, aged 20, who landed in America from Dublin, in 1893
  • Mrs. D. McCarten, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1895
  • D. McCarten, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Thomas McCarten, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McCarten Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles McCarten, aged 27, who emigrated to America from Tyrone, in 1900
  • Rose Ann McCarten, aged 20, who settled in America from Tyrone, in 1900
  • Frances McCarten, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, England, in 1906
  • Blanche McCarten, aged 33, who settled in America, in 1907
  • Martha McCarten, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Leitrim, Ireland, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McCarten Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Dennis McCarten, aged 54, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCarten (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCarten (post 1700)



  • Vincent McCarten (1913-1993), New Zealand cricketer
  • Anthony McCarten (b. 1961), New Zealand novelist, playwright and filmmaker
  • James Phillip McCarten (b. 1990), English professional footballer
  • Matthew "Matt" McCarten (b. 1959), New Zealand political organiser

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Suggested Readings for the name McCarten


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Suggested Readings for the name McCarten



  • Robert A.B. McCaster: in Navarro County, Texas by Herbert H. McCarter.

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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: Buailim se
Motto Translation: I Strike him.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. 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).
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    7. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    8. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    9. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The McCarten Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCarten 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 17 December 2014 at 22:47.

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