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The Pictish clans of ancient Scotland were the ancestors of first people to use the name McCreadie. The name was found in Ayrshire.

McCreadie Early Origins



The surname McCreadie was first found in 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.

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McCreadie Spelling Variations


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McCreadie Spelling Variations



In the Middle ages, spelling and translation were not yet regulated by any general rules. spelling variations in names were common even among members of one family unit. McCreadie has appeared MacCreadie, MacCredie, MacCready, MacReady, MacRedie and many more.

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McCreadie Early History


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McCreadie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCreadie research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the year 1720 is included under the topic Early McCreadie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCreadie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCreadie Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McCreadie In Ireland


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McCreadie In Ireland



Some of the McCreadie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 135 words (10 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



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 Ameri ca. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name McCreadie:

McCreadie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Hugh McCreadie, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1907
  • Mary McCreadie, aged 2, who landed in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1907
  • Jessie McCreadie, aged 23, who settled in America from Bootle, England, in 1908
  • James M. McCreadie, aged 24, who landed in America from Coatbridge, Scotland, in 1909
  • William McCreadie, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCreadie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCreadie (post 1700)



  • Edward Graham "Eddie" McCreadie (b. 1940), former Scottish footballer
  • Blair McCreadie, Canadian politician, former president of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario

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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: Semper paratus
Motto Translation: Always prepared.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    3. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. 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).
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The McCreadie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCreadie 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 28 November 2014 at 05:01.

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