Show ContentsMcKittrick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the McKittrick family name are in ancient Scotland with the Viking settlers. McKittrick 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 McKittrick family

The surname McKittrick was first found in 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 McKittrick family

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McKittrick Spelling Variations

Sound and intuition were the main things that scribes in the Middle Ages relied on when spelling and translating names. Since those factors varied, so did the spelling of the names. Spelling variations of the name McKittrick include MacKettrick, Kettrick, Kitterick, MacKitterick, MacEtterick, McKettrick, McKetrick, Ketterick and many more.

Early Notables of the McKittrick family (pre 1700)

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McKittrick Ranking

In the United States, the name McKittrick is the 14,823rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

Ireland Migration of the McKittrick family to Ireland

Some of the McKittrick family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 76 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States McKittrick migration to the United States +

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 McKittrick or a variant listed above:

McKittrick Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Margaret McKittrick, aged 32, who landed in New York in 1774 [2]
McKittrick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John McKittrick, who arrived in New York in 1846 [2]
  • William McKittrick, who arrived in New York in 1847 [2]
  • Wm. H. McKittrick, aged 28, who settled in America from England, in 1893
  • Wm. McKittrick, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Rose McKittrick, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1895
McKittrick Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Margaret McKittrick, aged 22, who settled in America from Antrim, in 1900
  • Ida Josephine McKittrick, aged 39, who settled in America from London, in 1905
  • Edward McKittrick, aged 38, who immigrated to America from London, in 1907
  • Walter F. McKittrick, aged 31, who immigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Joseph McKittrick, aged 16, who landed in America from Pomeroy, Ireland, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada McKittrick migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McKittrick Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Susan McKittrick, aged 23, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1914

Contemporary Notables of the name McKittrick (post 1700) +

  • Jordan McKittrick, American cinematographer and assistant director, known for Shadow (2013), Shadows (2012) and The Real Housewives of Shakespeare (2015)
  • Kate McKittrick, American actress, known for Homicide (1964), Hunter (1967) and Skippy (1967)
  • Rob McKittrick (b. 1973), American writer, actor and producer, known for his work on Waiting... (2005), Still Waiting... (2009) and It Has Begun: Bananapocalypse (2012)
  • Bobb McKittrick (1935-2000), American professional NFL football offensive line coach who coached in five Super Bowls, eponym of The Bobb McKittrick Award
  • Capt. William McKittrick, American landowner and rancher, eponym of McKittrick, California
  • Ralph McKittrick (1877-1923), American silver medalist golfer at the 1904 Summer Olympics
  • Dr. Neil Edward McKittrick M.B.E., British recipient of the Member of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for services to Humanitarian and International Relations and to the community in Northern Ireland [3]
  • Amanda Margaret McKittrick (1860-1939), birth name of Amanda McKittrick Ros, an Irish writer, poet and novelist
  • David McKittrick (b. 1949), Northern Irish journalist, awarded the Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Prize in 1998 and 2001 and the 2000 Orwell Prize for Journalism

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  2. 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)
  3. "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, on Facebook