McCrindle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the McCrindle family

The surname McCrindle 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.

Early History of the McCrindle family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCrindle research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 154 and 1544 are included under the topic Early McCrindle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McCrindle Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: MacCrindle, MacCrindell, MacCrindill and others.

Early Notables of the McCrindle family (pre 1700)

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


New Zealand McCrindle migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

McCrindle Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Robert McCrindle, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Dunfillan" arriving in Port Chalmers, South Island, New Zealand on 12th June 1870 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name McCrindle (post 1700) +

  • Robert "Bob" McCrindle, Scottish centre-half footballer for Burslem Port Vale and Luton Town in the 1890s
  • Alex McCrindle (1911-1990), British actor, best known for his role as General Jan Dodonna in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
  • Sir Robert Arthur McCrindle (1929-1998), English Conservative politician, Member of Parliament for Billericay (1970–1974) and Brentwood and Ongar (1974-1992)


  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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