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The Hebrides islands and the west coast of Scotland are the ancestral home of the McDermid family. Their name comes from the personal name Dermid which is derived from the Gaelic Mac Dhiarmaid, which means son of Dermid.

McDermid Early Origins



The surname McDermid was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, 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.

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McDermid Spelling Variations


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McDermid Spelling Variations



Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations. McDermid has been written as MacDairmid, MacDermid, MacDiarmid, MacDarmid, MacDearmid, MacDermaid, MacDermont and many more.

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McDermid Early History


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McDermid Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McDermid research. Another 234 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McDermid History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McDermid Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McDermid Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McDermid 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



Ancestors of many of the Dalriadan families who crossed the Atlantic still live along the east coast of the United States and Canada. Some Scottish settlers arrived in Canada during the American War of Independence as United Empire Loyalists, while others stayed south to fight for a new nation. The descendants of Scottish settlers in both countries began to rediscover their heritage in the 19th and 20th centuries through Clan societies and highland games. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name McDermid or a variant listed above:

McDermid Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert McDermid, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1842
  • Susan McDermid, aged 20, who landed in America from Tyrone, in 1898

McDermid Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John E. McDermid, aged 25, who settled in America from Seaford, England, in 1918
  • Margaret McDermid, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Larkhall, Scotland, in 1921
  • Agnes McDermid, aged 9, who emigrated to the United States from Larkhall, Scotland, in 1921
  • Daniel McDermid, aged 7, who landed in America from Larkhall, Scotland, in 1921
  • Jeanie McDermid, aged 2, who emigrated to the United States from Larkhall, Scotland, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McDermid Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Edward Blake McDermid, aged 46, who emigrated to Vancouver, Canada, in 1916

McDermid Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Margaret McDermid, aged 33, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • Ann McDermid, aged 20, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "North"

McDermid Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Hugh McDermid, aged 28, a wright, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Philip Laing" in 1848
  • Margaret McDermid, aged 20, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Philip Laing" in 1848
  • Robert McDermid, aged 23, a blacksmith, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1873
  • Catherine McDermid, aged 33, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Howrah" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name McDermid (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McDermid (post 1700)



  • Bob McDermid (1895-1952), Scottish footballer who played from 1917 to 1933
  • Val McDermid (b. 1955), Scottish crime writer, best known for her suspense novels starring Dr. Tony Hill
  • John McDermid (b. 1940), former Canadian politician, Member of Parliament for Brampton–Georgetown (1979-1988), Member of Parliament for Brampton (1988-1993)
  • Sally McDermid (b. 1965), Australian two-time bronze medalist softball player at the 1996 Summer Olympics and 2000 Summer Olympics

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Motto


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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: Non immenor beneficii
Motto Translation: Grateful for kindness.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    2. 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).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The McDermid Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McDermid 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 29 November 2016 at 16:38.

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