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

McDaid Early Origins



The surname McDaid 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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McDaid Spelling Variations


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McDaid Spelling Variations



Many spelling variations of the surname McDaid can be found in the archives. One reason for these variations is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. The different spellings that were found include MacDaid, MacDavid, McDavid, Dade, MacDade, Devitt, MacDevitt, MacDavitt and many more.

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McDaid Early History


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McDaid Early History



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

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McDaid Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McDaid Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McDaid 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



In the 19th century, thousands of Irish left their English-occupied homeland for North Ameri ca. Like most new world settlers, the Irish initially settled on the eastern shores of the continent but began to move westward with the promise of owning land. The height of this Irish migration came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. With apparently nothing to lose, Irish people left on ships bound for North America and Australia. Unfortunately a great many of these passengers lost their lives - the only thing many had left - to disease, starvation, and accidents during the long and dangerous journey. Those who did safely arrive in "the land of opportunities" were often used for the hard labor of building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. The Irish were critical to the quick development of the infrastructure of the United States and Canada. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the McDaid family came to North America quite early:

McDaid Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James McDaid, who came to Philadelphia in 1844
  • Robert McDaid, who came to Philadelphia in 1844
  • Edward McDaid, who came to Philadelphia in 1852
  • Maggie McDaid, aged 25, arrived in New York, NY in 1893

McDaid Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Sarah McDaid, aged 30, arrived in Quebec in 1833
  • Hannah McDaid, aged 21, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Trial" in 1833
  • Patrick McDaid, aged 2, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Trial" in 1833
  • Hannah McDaid, who came to Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833
  • Jane McDaid, who was on record in Quebec in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McDaid (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McDaid (post 1700)



  • Richard William McDaid (b. 1975), Northern Irish cricketer from Derry
  • John McDaid (b. 1909), Northern Irish footballer from Derry
  • David McDaid (b. 1990), Northern Irish professional footballer from Derry
  • Hugh McDaid, Irish former Chairman of League of Ireland club
  • Danny McDaid (b. 1941), two-time Irish Olympic athlete, four-time national marathon champion
  • Jim McDaid (b. 1949), Irish Fianna Fáil politician and medical doctor
  • Kevin McDaid (b. 1984), Nigerian-born British singer, best known as a member of the British boy band V
  • Sean Andrew McDaid (b. 1986), English-born, retired Scottish footballer

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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. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    3. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    5. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    6. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    7. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    8. 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.
    9. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The McDaid Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McDaid 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 23 December 2015 at 20:50.

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