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A family in the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland was the first to use the name McCredie. They lived in Ayrshire.

McCredie Early Origins



The surname McCredie 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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McCredie Spelling Variations


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McCredie Spelling Variations



In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations were the result. Over the years, the name McCredie has been spelled MacCreadie, MacCredie, MacCready, MacReady, MacRedie and many more.

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McCredie Early History


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McCredie Early History



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

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McCredie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCredie Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McCredie In Ireland


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McCredie In Ireland



Some of the McCredie 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



In such difficult times, Ireland, Australia, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of McCredie:

McCredie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas McCredie, who arrived in New York in 1823

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCredie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCredie (post 1700)



  • William Wallace "W. W." McCredie (1862-1935), American politician, U.S. Representative from Washington
  • Walter Henry McCredie (1876-1934), American Major League Baseball player for the Brooklyn Superbas in 1903 and later manager for 18 years in the minor leagues
  • Colin McCredie (b. 1972), Scottish actor, best known for his role as DC Stuart Fraser in the STV drama Taggart
  • Malcolm McCredie (b. 1942), former Australian cyclist who competed in the individual road race at the 1964 Summer Olympics
  • Nancy McCredie (b. 1945), Canadian three-time gold medalist track and field athlete in the 1960s
  • Andrew Dalgarno McCredie (b. 1930), Australian musicologist

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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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    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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).
    4. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
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    The McCredie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCredie 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 25 July 2016 at 12:29.

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