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The many centuries old Dalriadan-Scottish name McCorkindale comes from the Gaelic word Mac-Thorcaill which means son of Thor's cauldron, which is the Norse hero whose name refers to the cauldron of the thunder god.

McCorkindale Early Origins



The surname McCorkindale was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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McCorkindale Spelling Variations


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McCorkindale Spelling Variations



Spelling and translation were not standardized practices until the last few centuries. Spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. McCorkindale has been spelled MacCorquodale, MacCorquindale, MacCorkindale, MacCorkill and many more.

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McCorkindale Early History


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McCorkindale Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCorkindale research. Another 255 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1430, 1434, 1509 and 1600 are included under the topic Early McCorkindale History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCorkindale Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCorkindale Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McCorkindale 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



Many who arrived from Scotland settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many settlers who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the McCorkindale family emigrate to North America:

McCorkindale Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • L. McCorkindale, aged 51, who emigrated to America, in 1895

McCorkindale Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Lizzie McCorkindale, aged 33, who landed in America from Elderslie, Scotland, in 1904
  • Mary McCorkindale, aged 4, who emigrated to the United States from Elderslie, Scotland, in 1904
  • Henry McCorkindale, aged 18, who landed in America from Glasgow, in 1906
  • Thomas McCorkindale, aged 24, who landed in America from Argyll, Scotland, in 1908
  • William McCorkindale, aged 60, who settled in America, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McCorkindale Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John McCorkindale, who settled in Canada in 1815

McCorkindale Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Archibald McCorkindale arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Pegasus" in 1865
  • Elizabeth McCorkindale arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Pegasus" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCorkindale (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCorkindale (post 1700)



  • John McCorkindale, Scottish football goalkeeper who played for the Scotland National Team in 1891
  • John Matheson McCorkindale, Canadian politician, the thirteenth Mayor of the Village of Elkhorn, Manitoba (1936 to 1937)
  • Donald "Don" Dinnie McCorkindale (1904-1970), South African bronze medalist boxer who competed at the 1928 Summer Olympics

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McCorkindale Historic Events


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McCorkindale Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Miss Mary Mccorkindale, American 2nd Class passenger from Chromo, Colorado, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Master Duncan Mccorkindale, American 2nd Class passenger from Chromo, Colorado, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Mccorkindale, American 2nd Class passenger from Chromo, Colorado, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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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: Vivat Rex
Motto Translation: Long live the king.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. 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).
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    11. ...

    The McCorkindale Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCorkindale 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 16 February 2016 at 08:16.

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