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McMurty 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.

McMurty Early Origins



The surname McMurty 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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McMurty Spelling Variations


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McMurty Spelling Variations



Historical recordings of the name McMurty include many spelling variations. They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. They include MacCurdy, MacKirdy, MacKirdie, MacCurdie, MacQuartie, MacBararthy, MacBerarthy, MacWerarthy, MacMurtrie, MacMutrie and many more.

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McMurty Early History


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McMurty Early History



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

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McMurty Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McMurty Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McMurty In Ireland


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McMurty In Ireland



Some of the McMurty 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 who arrived from Scotland settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many settlers who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the McMurty family emigrate to North America:

McMurty Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William McMurty, who arrived in South Carolina in 1772

McMurty Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James McMurty, aged 37, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Sultana"
  • James McMurty, aged 37, a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1850
  • Margaret McMurty, aged 36, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1850
  • John McMurty, aged 16, a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1850
  • James McMurty, aged 14, a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McMurty (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McMurty (post 1700)



  • Ira B. McMurty, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 24th District, 1928
  • Ione McMurty, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1964

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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    2. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    3. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    4. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The McMurty Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McMurty 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 8 January 2016 at 11:43.

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