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The ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland spawned the name McDiarmid. It is derived from the personal name Dermid which is derived from the Gaelic Mac Dhiarmaid, which means son of Dermid.

McDiarmid Early Origins



The surname McDiarmid 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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McDiarmid Spelling Variations


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McDiarmid Spelling Variations



In the Middle Ages, the translation between Gaelic and English was not a highly developed process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and so, an enormous number of spelling variations appear in records of early Scottish names. McDiarmid has appeared as MacDairmid, MacDermid, MacDiarmid, MacDarmid, MacDearmid, MacDermaid, MacDermont and many more.

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McDiarmid Early History


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McDiarmid Early History



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

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McDiarmid Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McDiarmid Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McDiarmid 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



Many settled along the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. As the American War of Independence broke out, those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these hardy Dalriadan-Scottish settlers began to recover their collective history in the 20th century with the advent of the vibrant culture fostered by highland games and Clan societies in North Ameri ca. Highland games, clan societies, and other organizations generated much renewed interest in Scottish heritage in the 20th century. The McDiarmid were among the earliest of the Scottish settlers as immigration passenger lists have shown:

McDiarmid Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary McDiarmid, who arrived in New York, NY in 1739

McDiarmid Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Peter McDiarmid U.E., (McDormit, McDermaed) who settled in Didgeguash, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

McDiarmid Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Allan McDiarmid, aged 39, a weaver, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Dorothy" in 1815
  • Janet McDiarmid, aged 25, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Dorothy" in 1815
  • Donald McDiarmid, aged 15, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Dorothy" in 1815
  • Christian McDiarmid, aged 14, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Dorothy" in 1815
  • Janet McDiarmid, aged 12, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Dorothy" in 1815
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McDiarmid Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Archibald McDiarmid arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Tomatin" in 1840
  • Jane McDiarmid arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Tomatin" in 1840
  • Charles McDiarmid arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Tomatin" in 1840
  • John McDiarmid, aged 34, a shepherd, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Hercules"
  • John McDiarmid, aged 61, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Royal Albert"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McDiarmid (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McDiarmid (post 1700)



  • C. J. McDiarmid, American owner of the Cincinnati Reds baseball team of the National League from 1927 through 1929
  • John McDiarmid (1911-1982), American tennis player
  • Matthew McDiarmid (1914-1996), Scottish literary scholar, essayist, campaigning academic and poet
  • Ian McDiarmid (b. 1944), Scottish actor
  • John Brodie McDiarmid (1913-2002), Canadian academic
  • Archibald "Archie" McDiarmid (1897-1957), Canadian track and field athlete
  • Hon. John Stewart McDiarmid (1882-1965), Canadian politician from Manitoba

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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



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  2. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  4. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  7. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  8. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
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The McDiarmid Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McDiarmid 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 2 March 2016 at 13:23.

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