Show ContentsMcCure History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The McCure surname is thought to have derived from an Old Norse personal name Ivarr of uncertain origin. It became a given name in Ireland, Scotland and Wales before becoming a hereditary surname.

Early Origins of the McCure family

The surname McCure was first found in Dumbartonshire. The first on record was "Douenaldus filius Makbeth mac Ywar was one of the perambulators of the boundary between the lands of Arnbroath Abbey and the barony of Kynblathmund, 1219." [1]

Early History of the McCure family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCure research. Another 296 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1292, 1479, 1479, 1488, 1931, 1499, 1541, 1562, 1563, 1638, 1659, 1621, 1644, 1621, 1622, 1640, 1644 and are included under the topic Early McCure History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McCure Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: MacIver, MacIvor, MacCure, MacEure, MacUre and many more.

Early Notables of the McCure family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the McCure family to Ireland

Some of the McCure family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 81 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States McCure migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McCure Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Eusebie McCure, aged 16, arrived in New York in 1917 aboard the ship "Commewijne" from Cap Haitien, Haiti [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name McCure (post 1700) +

  • Walter McCure, American heir to Pennzoil, an American oil company founded in Los Angeles, California in 1913; his McCure Mansion/Hormel Mansio was built in 1967 in Paradise Valley, Arizona

The McCure 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: Numquam obliviscar
Motto Translation: I will never forget.

  1. Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch ( : 6 December 2014), Eusebie McCure, 05 Aug 1917; citing departure port Cap Haitien, Haiti, arrival port New York, ship name Commewijne, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.). on Facebook