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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.

McGeorge Early Origins



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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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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McGeorge Early History


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McGeorge Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McGeorge research. 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 Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McGeorge Early Notables (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...

Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McGeorge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McGeorge In Ireland


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McGeorge In Ireland



Some of the McGeorge family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



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

McGeorge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Sarah McGeorge, who arrived in New York in 1826
  • Thomas McGeorge, who landed in New York in 1836
  • John McGeorge, who landed in New York in 1836

McGeorge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Alexander McGeorge arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Camilla" in 1849

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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
  • Alexander Crow McGeorge (1868-1953), New Zealand engineer and businessman

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McGeorge Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    11. ...

    The McGeorge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McGeorge 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 14 January 2016 at 10:33.

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