Scotland with the Viking settlers. McKettrick was derived from the Old Norse personal name Sigtryggr, which literally means true victory. The Gaelic form adopted for the surname is Mac Shitrig.
Early Origins of the McKettrick family
Galloway (Gaelic: Gall-ghaidhealaibh), an area of southwestern Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, that formerly consisted of the counties of Wigtown (West Galloway) and Kirkcudbright (East Galloway), where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the McKettrick family
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McKettrick Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of the name McKettrick include MacKettrick, Kettrick, Kitterick, MacKitterick, MacEtterick, McKettrick, McKetrick, Ketterick and many more.
Early Notables of the McKettrick family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McKettrick family to Ireland
Some of the McKettrick family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the McKettrick family to the New World and Oceana
In North America, the monarchy was thousands of miles away and Scots were free to settle on their own land and practice their own beliefs. The American War of Independence provided an opportunity for these settlers to pay back the English monarchy and forge a new nation. Recently, this heritage has survived through North American highland games and Clan societies. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name McKettrick or a variant listed above:
McKettrick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name McKettrick (post 1700)
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