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McCracken Early Origins



The surname McCracken was first found in Wigtown (Gaelic: Siorrachd Bhaile na h-Uige), formerly a county in southwestern Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, 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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McCracken Spelling Variations


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McCracken Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacCracken, MacCrachen, MacCrackan, MacCrackin and others.

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McCracken Early History


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McCracken Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCracken research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1526 and 1536 are included under the topic Early McCracken History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCracken Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCracken Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McCracken In Ireland


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McCracken In Ireland



Some of the McCracken family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 304 words (22 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McCracken Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John McCracken, aged 72, landed in New York in 1812
  • Hugh McCracken, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1820
  • James McCracken, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Alexander McCracken, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Robert McCracken, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McCracken Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Catherine McCracken, aged 17, who settled in America from Ireland, in 1904
  • Bertie McCracken, aged 5, who emigrated to the United States from Antrim, in 1906
  • Basil McCracken, aged 5, who landed in America from Belfast, Ireland, in 1907
  • Allen McCracken, aged 19, who landed in America from Scotland, in 1909
  • Annie McCracken, aged 37, who landed in America from Greenock, Scotland, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McCracken Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Susan McCracken, aged 35, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "John & Mary" from Belfast, Ireland

McCracken Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Alexander McCracken, aged 44, who emigrated to Ottawa, Canada, in 1918
  • Annie McCracken, aged 36, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1920

McCracken Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin McCracken, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Cheapside"
  • B. McCracken arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cheapside" in 1849
  • Andrew McCracken, aged 40, a weaver, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland"
  • John McCracken, aged 17, a weaver, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland"
  • Margaret McCracken, aged 13, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland"

McCracken Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William McCracken arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863
  • Alfred McCracken arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Loch Fleet" in 1878
  • Sarah J. McCracken arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Isle of Bute" in 1879
  • Caroline McCracken arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Isle of Bute" in 1879
  • Elizabeth McCracken, aged 23, a cook, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Queen" in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCracken (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCracken (post 1700)



  • Daniel D. McCracken (1930-2011), American computer scientist, Professor of Computer Sciences at the City College of New York
  • Robert Edward "Bert" McCracken (b. 1982), American lead singer and songwriter of the rock band The Used
  • Branch McCracken (1908-1970), American Indiana University Basketball Coach, inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1960, inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006
  • Quinton McCracken (b. 1970), American Major League Baseball player who played from 1995 to 2006
  • Paul Winston McCracken (1915-2012), American economist, Chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisors from 1969 to 1971
  • Josiah Calvin McCracken (1874-1962), American silver and bronze medalist athlete at the 1900 Olympic Games
  • Joan McCracken (1917-1961), American dancer, actress, and comedian, best known for her role in the original 1943 production of Oklahoma!, wife of dancer and choreographer Bob Fosse
  • G. Herbert McCracken (1899-1995), American college football player and coach, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame (1973)
  • Philip McCracken (b. 1928), American artist
  • Harold McCracken (1894-1983), American author
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name McCracken


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Suggested Readings for the name McCracken



  • A Record of the Descendants of John McCracken by Constable MacCracken.
  • Virginia Diaspora by Guida M. Jackson-Laufer.

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See Also


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Citations


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    Other References

    1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. 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. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. 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.
    10. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    11. ...

    The McCracken Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCracken 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 2 December 2016 at 11:04.

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