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

McDavid Early Origins



The surname McDavid 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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McDavid Spelling Variations


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McDavid Spelling Variations



Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname McDavid were found. These included One reason for the many variations is that scribes and church officials often spelled an individual's name as it sounded. This imprecise method often led to many versions. MacDaid, MacDavid, McDavid, Dade, MacDade, Devitt, MacDevitt, MacDavitt and many more.

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McDavid Early History


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McDavid Early History



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

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McDavid Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McDavid Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



To escape the religious and political discrimination they experienced primarily at the hands of the English, thousands of Irish left their homeland in the 19th century. These migrants typically settled in communities throughout the East Coast of North America, but also joined the wagon trains moving out to the Midwest. Ironically, when the American War of Independence began, many Irish settlers took the side of England, and at the war's conclusion moved north to Canada. These United Empire Loyalists, were granted land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula. Other Irish immigrants settled in Newfoundland, the Ottawa Valley, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, however, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America and Australia. Many of those numbers, however, did not live through the long sea passage. These Irish settlers to North America were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. Irish settlers made an inestimable contribution to the building of the New World. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name McDavid or a variant listed above, including:

McDavid Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas McDavid, who landed in America in 1812
  • Patrick McDavid, who arrived in Texas in 1835
  • William McDavid, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856
  • James McDavid, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1880
  • Edward McDavid, aged 18, originally from Donegal, Ireland arrived in New York City in 1894 aboard the ship "City of Rome" from Greenock, Derry [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX96-BNP : 6 December 2014), Edward McDavid, 25 Jun 1894; citing departure port Greenock, Derry, arrival port New York City, ship name City of Rome, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

McDavid Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William James M. McDavid, aged 35, originally from London, England, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Liverpool, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q5-835 : 6 December 2014), William James M. McDavid, 11 Mar 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Roland Severt McDavid, aged 15, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Jackson" from Buenos Aires, Argentina [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WF-N2D : 6 December 2014), Roland Severt McDavid, 14 Oct 1919; citing departure port Buenos Aires, arrival port New York, ship name Jackson, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • T.W. McDavid, originally from Greenock, Scotland, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Rhodesia" from Port Talbot [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64N-2PB : 6 December 2014), T.W. McDavid, 01 Aug 1919; citing departure port Port Talbot, arrival port New York, ship name Rhodesia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Roland McDavid, aged 16, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Jackson" from Karskar, Sweden [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FS-WPL : 6 December 2014), Roland McDavid, 30 Jun 1920; citing departure port Karskar, Sweden, arrival port New York, ship name Jackson, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Joseph McDavid, aged 39, originally from Glasgow, Scotland, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Algeria" from Glasgow, Scotland [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J62R-8XS : 6 December 2014), Joseph McDavid, 28 Feb 1921; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port NY, ship name Algeria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name McDavid (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McDavid (post 1700)



  • Raven Ioor McDavid Jr. (1911-1984), American ling Uist who specialized in dialectology
  • Ray Darnell McDavid (b. 1971), former American Major League Baseball outfielder who played for the San Diego Padres from 1994 to 1995
  • Eric McDavid (b. 1977), American green anarchist and vegan
  • Connor McDavid (b. 1997), Canadian NHL ice hockey centre and captain for the Edmonton Oilers
  • Robert McDavid (b. 1952), professional Australian rules footballer
  • Murray McDavid, Scottish independent bottler of single malt Scotch whisky

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX96-BNP : 6 December 2014), Edward McDavid, 25 Jun 1894; citing departure port Greenock, Derry, arrival port New York City, ship name City of Rome, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q5-835 : 6 December 2014), William James M. McDavid, 11 Mar 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WF-N2D : 6 December 2014), Roland Severt McDavid, 14 Oct 1919; citing departure port Buenos Aires, arrival port New York, ship name Jackson, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64N-2PB : 6 December 2014), T.W. McDavid, 01 Aug 1919; citing departure port Port Talbot, arrival port New York, ship name Rhodesia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FS-WPL : 6 December 2014), Roland McDavid, 30 Jun 1920; citing departure port Karskar, Sweden, arrival port New York, ship name Jackson, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J62R-8XS : 6 December 2014), Joseph McDavid, 28 Feb 1921; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port NY, ship name Algeria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  10. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
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The McDavid Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McDavid 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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