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In the mountains of Scotland's west coast and on the Hebrides islands, the ancestors of the McCorquodale family were born. Their name 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.

McCorquodale Early Origins



The surname McCorquodale 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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McCorquodale Spelling Variations


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McCorquodale Spelling Variations



In various documents McCorquodale has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. MacCorquodale, MacCorquindale, MacCorkindale, MacCorkill and many more.

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McCorquodale Early History


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McCorquodale Early History



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

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McCorquodale Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCorquodale Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McCorquodale 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



The descendants of the Dalriadan families who made the great crossing of the Atlantic still dot communities along the east coast of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many of the settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Clan societies and highland games have allowed Canadian and American families of Scottish descent to recover much of their lost heritage. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name McCorquodale or a variant listed above include:

McCorquodale Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christian McCorquodale, who arrived in Virginia in 1792
  • Christian McCorquodale, who landed in Virginia in 1792

McCorquodale Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A McCorquodale, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850

McCorquodale Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Barbara McCorquodale, who arrived in Newfoundland in 1820 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCorquodale (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCorquodale (post 1700)



  • Felton "Corky" McCorquodale (1904-1968), American professional poker player, inductee into the Poker Hall of Fame in 1979
  • Dan McCorquodale (b. 1934), American politician
  • Joseph Charles McCorquodale Jr. (b. 1920), American politician, Member of the Alabama House of Representatives (1959-1983)
  • Alastair McCorquodale (1925-2009), Scottish silver medalist athlete at the 1948 Summer Olympics and cricketer
  • Malcolm Stewart McCorquodale (1901-1971), 1st Baron McCorquodale of Newton, a British businessman and Conservative politician
  • Lady Sarah McCorquodale (b. 1955), sister of the late Lady Diana, Princess of Wales

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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  6. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. 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.
  9. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  10. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
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The McCorquodale Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCorquodale 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 23 May 2016 at 21:12.

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