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The ancestors of the name McMurtrie are thought to have come from the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. McMurtrie was used to indicate someone who worked as a noted mariner or a sea captain.

McMurtrie Early Origins



The surname McMurtrie 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.

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McMurtrie Spelling Variations


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McMurtrie Spelling Variations



In the Middle Ages, the translation between Gaelic and English was not a highly developed process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and so, an enormous number of spelling variations appear in records of early Scottish names. McMurtrie has appeared as MacCurdy, MacKirdy, MacKirdie, MacCurdie, MacQuartie, MacBararthy, MacBerarthy, MacWerarthy, MacMurtrie, MacMutrie and many more.

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McMurtrie Early History


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McMurtrie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McMurtrie research. Another 238 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McMurtrie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McMurtrie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McMurtrie Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McMurtrie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McMurtrie In Ireland


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McMurtrie In Ireland



Some of the McMurtrie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 192 words (14 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



Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name McMurtrie or a variant listed above:

McMurtrie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Archibald, James, Samuel, Thomas, and William McMurtrie all arrived in Philadelphia between 1800 and 1870

McMurtrie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Jaime McMurtrie, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Ayrshire, in 1903
  • James L. McMurtrie, aged 22, who landed in America from Locherbie, in 1906
  • Elizabeth McMurtrie, who emigrated to America, in 1906
  • David McMurtrie, aged 22, who settled in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1909
  • Jeff McMurtrie, aged 27, who settled in America from Orange, Australia, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McMurtrie Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Stinson McMurtrie, who landed in Canada in 1834

McMurtrie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William McMurtrie, aged 36, a gardener, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "John Bunyan"

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Contemporary Notables of the name McMurtrie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McMurtrie (post 1700)



  • William McMurtrie (1851-1913), American chemist, President of the American Chemical Society in 1900
  • David McMurtrie Gregg (1833-1916), American farmer, diplomat, and a Union cavalry general in the American Civil War
  • Douglas Crawford McMurtrie (1888-1944), American typeface designer, graphic designer, eponym of the McMurtrie and Ultra-Modern type faces
  • Shirley McMurtrie, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1984
  • Robert McMurtrie, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 15th District, 1851-53
  • R. H. McMurtrie, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1940
  • Ephraim McMurtrie, American politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1879-81
  • John McMurtrie (b. 1969), British music photographer
  • Charles McMurtrie (1880-1951), early Australian rugby union and rugby league footballer, gold medalist in rugby union at the 1908 Summer Olympics

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Motto


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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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See Also


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    Other References

    1. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    2. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The McMurtrie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McMurtrie 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 16 October 2016 at 20:27.

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