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The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname McGeorge came from the given name of the father and was typically denoted as "the son of George." The personal name George was originally derived from the Greek word which means someone who was a farmer or someone who worked the land.

Early Origins of the McGeorge family


The surname McGeorge was first found in Dorset where it is noted as a somewhat rare name in mediaeval records. The popularity of the name increased during the Crusades which brought more contact with the Orthodox Church. St. George, who slew his famous dragon in 303 A.D., may have inspired the use of this name. In 1348, Edward III founded the Order of the Garter under the patronage of St. George and by 1415, a yearly festival was set in place that continues today. Today, St. George is considered the patron saint of England.

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Early History of the McGeorge family

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Early History of the McGeorge family


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Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1412, 1471, 1511, 1700, 1594, 1677, 1626, 1678, 1690, 1647, 1640, 1644, 1797 and are included under the topic Early McGeorge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McGeorge Spelling Variations

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McGeorge Spelling Variations


Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the McGeorge family name include George, Georgeson and others.

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Early Notables of the McGeorge family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the McGeorge family (pre 1700)


Distinguished members of the family include Sir Thomas Gorges of Langford Wiltshire; John George (1594-1677), an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1626 and 1678; John George (d. 1690), English officer of the Royal Navy, Secretary of the...
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Migration of the McGeorge family to Ireland

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Migration of the McGeorge family to Ireland


Some of the McGeorge family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the McGeorge family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the McGeorge family to the New World and Oceana


For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the McGeorge surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

McGeorge Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anna McGeorge, who landed in New York in 1774 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

McGeorge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Sarah McGeorge, who arrived in New York in 1826 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas McGeorge, who landed in New York in 1836 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John McGeorge, who landed in New York in 1836 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

McGeorge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Alexander McGeorge, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Camilla" in 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CAMILLA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Camilla.gif

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Contemporary Notables of the name McGeorge (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McGeorge (post 1700)


  • Rich McGeorge (b. 1948), American NFL football player for the Green Bay Packers, inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame
  • Missie McGeorge (b. 1959), American LPGA golfer
  • Jerry McGeorge (b. 1945), American musician, best known for his work with the Chicago rock band The Shadows of Knight
  • Harvey John "Jack" McGeorge II (1949-2009), American Marine and Secret Service agent
  • Don W. McGeorge (b. 1954), American businessman, President and COO of Kroger
  • W. L. McGeorge, American politician, Mayor of Corning, New York, 1900 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Alexander Crow McGeorge (1868-1953), New Zealand engineer and businessman

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CAMILLA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Camilla.gif
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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