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The history of the McNary family begins among the Pictish clans ancient Scotland. The name McNary comes from the personal name John. The Gaelic form of their name was originally Mac-Iain-uidhir, which means son of dun John. However, the McNary family of Perth traditionally derive their name from M'an-oighre, which means son of the heir. Experts have also theorized that the surname McNary may be derived from Mac-an-fhuibir, which means son of the smith, or Mac-an-huidhir, which means son of the stranger.

McNary Early Origins



The surname McNary was first found in Perth, 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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McNary Spelling Variations


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McNary Spelling Variations



In the Middle ages, spelling and translation were not yet regulated by any general rules. spelling variations in names were common even among members of one family unit. McNary has appeared MacNair, MacNaire, MacNayer, MacNeir, MacNuir, Menair and many more.

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McNary Early History


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McNary Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McNary research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1392, 1526, 1546, and 1776 are included under the topic Early McNary History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McNary Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McNary Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McNary Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McNary In Ireland


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McNary In Ireland



Some of the McNary family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 122 words (9 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



Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland, Australia, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan societies that have sprung up throughout North Ameri ca. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name McNary:

McNary Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alexander McNary, who landed in South Carolina in 1772
  • Gilbert McNary, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1772
  • John McNary, who landed in South Carolina in 1772

McNary Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick McNary, aged 35, arrived in South Carolina in 1812
  • Mrs. James McNary, aged 58, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Mrs. Julia McNary, aged 56, who emigrated to America, in 1893

McNary Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Henry K. McNary, who emigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • James Martin Beach McNary, aged 77, who settled in America, in 1904
  • Carrie McNary, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1913
  • George McNary, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1913
  • John McNary, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Nerry, Ireland, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McNary (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McNary (post 1700)



  • William S. McNary (1863-1930), American politician, U.S. Representative from Massachusetts (1903-1907)
  • Cole McNary (b. 1964), American high school teacher and a Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives
  • John Hugh McNary (1867-1936), American attorney and jurist in the state of Oregon
  • Gene McNary (b. 1935), American politician
  • Charles L. McNary (1874-1944), American politician, U.S. Republican senator for Oregon

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    3. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    4. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    5. 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.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    9. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The McNary Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McNary 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 31 August 2015 at 09:26.

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