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The Irish McDade surname is derived from the Irish Gaelic Patronymic name "Mac Daibheid," which means son of David.

McDade Early Origins



The surname McDade was first found in on the Inishowen peninsula, in County Donegal, where a sept of this name claim David O'Doherty (d. 1208,) a chief of Cenel Eoghain, as their ancestor.

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McDade Spelling Variations


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McDade Spelling Variations



People who were accounted for by scribes and church officials often had their name recorded many different ways because pronunciation was the only guide those scribes and church officials had to go by. This resulted in the problem of one person's name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname McDade that are preserved in archival documents are MacDaid, MacDavid, McDavid, Dade, MacDade, Devitt, MacDevitt, MacDavitt and many more.

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McDade Early History


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McDade Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McDade research. Another 445 words (32 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McDade History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McDade Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McDade Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McDade Notables 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



A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North Ameri ca. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the McDade name:

McDade Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Owen McDade, aged 28, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1803
  • James McDade, aged 22, arrived in New Castle or Philadelphia in 1804
  • Cornelius McDade, aged 49, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Arthur McDade, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1844
  • Thomas McDade, who came to Philadelphia in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McDade Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Francis McDade, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Salus" in 1833
  • Elizabeth McDade, aged 21, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Leslie Gault" in 1833
  • Nancy McDade, aged 30, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Leslie Gault" in 1833
  • Mary McDade, aged 21, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Leslie Gault" in 1833
  • William McDade, aged 16, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McDade Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Andrew McDade, aged 31, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Nugget"

McDade Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Margaret McDade, aged 22, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jubilee" in 1873

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Contemporary Notables of the name McDade (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McDade (post 1700)



  • Joe Billy McDade (b. 1937), United States federal judge on the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • Staff Sergeant Aubrey L. McDade Jr., United States Marine who was awarded the Navy Cross for his heroic actions
  • Robert Alexander McDade (1922-2009), United States Army officer, recipient three Purple Hearts and two Silver Stars
  • Joseph Michael McDade (b. 1931), former member of the United States House of Representatives (1963-1999)
  • George Manning McDade (1893-1966), Canadian politician, lawyer, and journalist
  • Brigadier Lyn McDade, Australian Army officer, Director of Military Prosecutions
  • Wayne McDade (b. 1981), New Zealand rugby league player
  • Solon McDade (b. 1974), Canadian musician and composer
  • Jeremiah McDade (b. 1977), Canadian multi-instrumentalist and composer

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    2. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    3. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    6. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    7. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
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    The McDade Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McDade 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.

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