McCord History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the McCord family

The surname McCord was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from early times. First records of this family appeared on the census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the McCord family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCord research. Another 130 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1471, 1473, 1544, and 1627 are included under the topic Early McCord History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McCord Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: MacCord, McCord, MacCoard, McCoard, MacCourt, McCourt, McCourtie, McCordie, McCourty, McCordy, M'Cord, M'Corde, Makcorde, Mac Cuarta and many more.

Early Notables of the McCord family (pre 1700)

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

Ireland Migration of the McCord family to Ireland

Some of the McCord family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 123 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States McCord migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McCord Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Barnard McCord, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1799 [1]
McCord Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John McCord, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1813
  • John McCord, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1828 [1]
  • Francis McCord, who settled in Philadelphia in 1829
  • James McCord, aged 25, who arrived in Missouri in 1844 [1]
  • H McCord, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
McCord Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Bella McCord, aged 28, who settled in America from Londonderry, in 1903
  • Grace McCord, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Emma McCord, aged 27, who settled in America from Tyrone, in 1905
  • Emily McCord, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Frank McCord, aged 21, who settled in America, in 1906
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada McCord migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McCord Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • John McCord, aged 26, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Salus" in 1833

Australia McCord migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

McCord Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John McCord, aged 57, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Joseph Soames" [2]
  • Robert McCord, aged 16, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Joseph Soames" [2]
  • William McCord, aged 21, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Joseph Soames" [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name McCord (post 1700) +

  • John Quentin McCord (1978-2020), American professional football player who was a wide receiver
  • Darris McCord (1933-2013), American NFL football defensive end for the Detroit Lions (1955–1967)
  • Gary Dennis McCord (b. 1948), American professional PGA golfer, commentator, author, and actor
  • AnnaLynne "AL Mac" McCord (b. 1987), American actress
  • Timothy McCord (b. 1979), American musician
  • Robert M. McCord (b. 1959), American Treasurer of the state of Pennsylvania (2009-)
  • Leon Clarence McCord (1878-1952), United States senior federal judge
  • Kent McCord (b. 1942), American actor best known for his role as Officer Jim Reed on the television series Adam-12
  • James Walter McCord (b. 1924), American electronics expert involved in two break-ins of the Watergate complex which ignited the Watergate scandal and led to the downfall of President Nixon
  • Castor "Cass" McCord (1907-1963), American jazz saxophonist
  • ... (Another 31 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


Suggested Readings for the name McCord +

  • 1830 The Story of Commodore Perry McCord and Sarah Elizabeth Smith and their Descendants by Forrest Edward Brouhard.

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOSEPH SOMES / SOAMES 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850JosephSomes.htm


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