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McKirdy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



McKirdy comes from the kingdom of Dalriada in ancient Scotland. It was a name for a person who worked as a noted mariner or a sea captain.

Early Origins of the McKirdy family


The surname McKirdy was first found in on the isle of Bute, 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.

Early History of the McKirdy family


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McKirdy Spelling Variations


The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years McKirdy has appeared as MacCurdy, MacKirdy, MacKirdie, MacCurdie, MacQuartie, MacBararthy, MacBerarthy, MacWerarthy, MacMurtrie, MacMutrie and many more.

Early Notables of the McKirdy family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the McKirdy family to Ireland


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


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 McKirdy or a variant listed above:

McKirdy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John McKirdy, aged 21, who arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "Anchoria" from Glasgow, Scotland [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6T1-BNT : 6 December 2014), John McKirdy, 24 Jul 1893; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Anchoria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

McKirdy Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Christina McKirdy, aged 27, originally from Glasgow, Scotland, who arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Columbia" from Glasgow, Scotland [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXN7-ZNG : 6 December 2014), Christina McKirdy, 30 Apr 1907; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Columbia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • John McKirdy, aged 21, originally from Crayford, England, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Saxonia" from London, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6NL-TJX : 6 December 2014), John McKirdy, 26 Oct 1921; citing departure port London, England, arrival port New York, ship name Saxonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Sophia McKirdy, aged 33, originally from Glasgow, Scotland, who arrived in New York, NY in 1921 aboard the ship "Albania" from Liverpool, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6KT-16J : 6 December 2014), Sophia McKirdy, 31 Jan 1921; citing departure port Liverpool, England, arrival port New York, NY, ship name Albania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Louis McKirdy, aged 9, originally from Glasgow, Scotland, who arrived in New York, NY in 1921 aboard the ship "Albania" from Liverpool, England [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6KT-16V : 6 December 2014), Louis McKirdy, 31 Jan 1921; citing departure port Liverpool, England, arrival port New York, NY, ship name Albania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

McKirdy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert McKirdy, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indus" in 1839 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) INDUS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Indus.htm

McKirdy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William McKirdy, aged 33, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1878
  • Janet McKirdy, aged 26, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1878
  • John McKirdy, aged 3, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1878
  • William McKirdy, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1878
  • Agnes McKirdy, aged 21, a domestic servant, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1878

Contemporary Notables of the name McKirdy (post 1700)


  • Ed McKirdy, American musician
  • Lewis McKirdy (b. 1987), Australian radio announcer, current host of Lunch on Triple J

The McKirdy 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: Dieu et mon pays
Motto Translation: God and my country.


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Citations


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6T1-BNT : 6 December 2014), John McKirdy, 24 Jul 1893; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Anchoria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXN7-ZNG : 6 December 2014), Christina McKirdy, 30 Apr 1907; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Columbia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6NL-TJX : 6 December 2014), John McKirdy, 26 Oct 1921; citing departure port London, England, arrival port New York, ship name Saxonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6KT-16J : 6 December 2014), Sophia McKirdy, 31 Jan 1921; citing departure port Liverpool, England, arrival port New York, NY, ship name Albania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6KT-16V : 6 December 2014), Louis McKirdy, 31 Jan 1921; citing departure port Liverpool, England, arrival port New York, NY, ship name Albania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) INDUS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Indus.htm

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