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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.

McCary Early Origins



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.

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McCary Spelling Variations


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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.

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McCary Early History


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McCary Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCary research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1690, 1745, and 1815 are included under the topic Early McCary History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCary Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCary Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McCary Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCary In Ireland


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McCary In Ireland



Some of the McCary family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 204 words (15 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 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
  • 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

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCary (post 1700)


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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

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    4. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    7. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    8. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    9. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    10. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
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    The McCary Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCary 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 22 February 2014 at 12:21.

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