Scotland were the ancestors of first people to use the name McCreadie. The name was found in Ayrshire.
Early Origins of the McCreadie family
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 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.
Early History of the McCreadie family
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McCreadie Spelling Variations
spelling variations in names were common even among members of one family unit. McCreadie has appeared MacCreadie, MacCredie, MacCready, MacReady, MacRedie and many more.
Early Notables of the McCreadie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McCreadie family to Ireland
Some of the McCreadie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the McCreadie family to the New World and Oceana
Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland, Australia, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan societies that have sprung up throughout North America. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name McCreadie:
McCreadie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name McCreadie (post 1700)
The McCreadie 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: Semper paratus
Motto Translation: Always prepared.
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