were the ancient Scottish tribe where the ancestors of the McChristy family lived. The name McChristy comes from Christopher
or perhaps from Christian.
Early Origins of the McChristy family
The surname McChristy was first found in Edinburghshire
, a former county, now part of the Midlothian
council area where they held a family seat
at Carvant. By 1296 they had moved northward to Stirlingshire and there is a section of the Stirling
Antiquary called "the Christies and their doings." A charter from 1457 granted by the abbot of Lindores mentions John Chrysty as a burgess. Later, John Chryste was listed as burgess of Aberdeen in 1530.
Early History of the McChristy family
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McChristy Spelling Variations
Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred
years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations
are common among Scottish names. McChristy has been spelled Christie, Chrystie, Chrysty, Christy, McChristie, McChristy, Christe, Christi and many more.
Early Notables of the McChristy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McChristy family to Ireland
Some of the McChristy family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the McChristy family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McChristy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Sarah McChristy, born 1841, who was listed on the 1861 Candian census as living in Huron, Canada West
- Lead McChristy, born about 1880, who was listed on the 1871 Candian census as living in Munro's Point, Victoria, Nova Scotia
- Jane McChristy, born 1857, who was listed on the 1881 Candian census as living in Huron Centre, Ontario
- John McChristy, born 1859, who was listed on the 1881 Candian census as living in Huron Centre, Ontario
The McChristy 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: Sic viresco
Motto Translation: Thus I flourish