The McCary family comes from the ancient Scottish Dalriadan clans of the mountainous west coast of Scotland
. The name McCary is derived from the name Macara,
which is the Gaelic word for son of the young, manly one.
Early Origins of the McCary family
The surname McCary was first found in Perthshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the McCary family
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McCary Spelling Variations
Translation in medieval times was an undeveloped science and was often carried out without due care. For this reason, many early Scottish names appeared radically altered when written in English. The spelling variations
of McCary include McAree, MacAree, McAra, MacAra, McArra, MacArra, McCarra, MacCarra, McCarry, MacCarry, McCarrie and many more.
Early Notables of the McCary family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McCary family to Ireland
Some of the McCary family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the McCary family to the New World and Oceana
The hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence
, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name McCary arrived in North America very early:
McCary Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John W McCary, who arrived in New York in 1842 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)
- J. McCary, aged 41, who emigrated to America, in 1892
McCary Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Florrie McCary, aged 20, who landed in America from Donegal, Ireland, in 1907
- Samuel McCary, aged 30, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1909
- Don McCary, aged 22, who settled in America, in 1922
- Dond. McCary, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1922
Contemporary Notables of the name McCary (post 1700)
- Michael Sean McCary (b. 1971), American R&B singer
- Abigail McCary (b. 1982), American former beauty queen