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The ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland spawned the name McCorkle. It is derived 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.

McCorkle Early Origins



The surname McCorkle 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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McCorkle Spelling Variations


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McCorkle Spelling Variations



In the Middle Ages, the translation between Gaelic and English was not a highly developed process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and so, an enormous number of spelling variations appear in records of early Scottish names. McCorkle has appeared as MacCorquodale, MacCorquindale, MacCorkindale, MacCorkill and many more.

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McCorkle Early History


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McCorkle Early History



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

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McCorkle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCorkle Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McCorkle 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 settled along the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. As the American War of Independence broke out, those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these hardy Dalriadan-Scottish settlers began to recover their collective history in the 20th century with the advent of the vibrant culture fostered by highland games and Clan societies in North Ameri ca. Highland games, clan societies, and other organizations generated much renewed interest in Scottish heritage in the 20th century. The McCorkle were among the earliest of the Scottish settlers as immigration passenger lists have shown:

McCorkle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert McCorkle, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808
  • Robert McCorkle, who settled in Philadelphia in 1817
  • Joseph McCorkle, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • Rachel McCorkle, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895

McCorkle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John A. McCorkle, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Ellen J McCorkle, who settled in America, in 1904
  • John McCorkle, aged 59, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Elizabeth McCorkle, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Maude McCorkle, aged 34, who settled in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1908

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCorkle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCorkle (post 1700)



  • James "Jim" L. McCorkle Jr. (b. 1935), American historian, retired professor of history from Northwestern State University
  • George McCorkle (1947-2007), American guitarist, founding member for the Marshall Tucker Band
  • David Porter McCorkle, Confederate Lieutenant in the American Civil War
  • Joseph Walker McCorkle (1819-1884), American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Dayton, Ohio, 1845-49; Member of California State Assembly 14th District, 1851-52; U.S. Representative from California 2nd District, 1851-53
  • Jim McCorkle, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1944
  • J. McCorkle, American politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Iredell County, 1879-80
  • Hubert McCorkle, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 14th District, 1938
  • Paul Grier McCorkle (1863-1934), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from South Carolina 5th District, 1917; York County Coroner, 1920-34
  • Joseph Walker McCorkle (1819-1884), American politician, California congressman
  • Paul Grier Mccorkle (1863-1934), U.S. Representative from South Carolina
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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McCorkle Historic Events


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McCorkle Historic Events




Flight 191

  • Ms M McCorkle, American passenger from San Francisco, California, USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash on May 25, 1979

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Suggested Readings for the name McCorkle


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Suggested Readings for the name McCorkle



  • Alexander McCorkle (1722-1800) & his Kin by John Hale Stutesman.
  • From Viking Glory: Notes on the McCorkle Family in Scotland and America by Louis W. McCorkle.

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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. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    5. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The McCorkle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCorkle 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 8 October 2016 at 20:11.

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