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Early Origins of the McNatt family

The surname McNatt was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area. The name is "a variant of Macnaught (of Kilquhanite, Galloway)" [1]

Early History of the McNatt family

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McNatt Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: MacNaught, MacNeight, MacNutt, MacNitt, MacNaght and many more.

Early Notables of the McNatt family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was John McKnawcht, Burgess of Edinburgh in 1612. He may be the same person as John M'Nacht, merchant burgess in the parish of Kirkpatrick-Durham in...
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McNatt Ranking

In the United States, the name McNatt is the 11,022nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2]

Ireland Migration of the McNatt family to Ireland

Some of the McNatt family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States McNatt migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McNatt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John McNatt, who landed in North Carolina in 1758 [3]
  • Benjamen McNatt, who arrived in North Carolina in 1772 [3]
McNatt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • May McNatt, aged 58, who settled in Detroit, Michigan, in 1921

Contemporary Notables of the name McNatt (post 1700) +

  • Tricia McNatt, American actress, known for Adult Entertainment (2011), Gut-to-Go (2010) and A Different Corner (2010)
  • Don McNatt, American actor, known for his role as Billy Bob in the Beverly Hillbillies (1993)
  • Adam McNatt, American Young Artist Award winning child actor, known for his role as a Lost Boy in Hook (1991)
  • James Carlos "Jimmy" McNatt (1918-2000), All-American basketball player, inducted into the Helms Athletic Foundation's Basketball Hall of Fame in 1960
  • Pete B. McNatt, American Democratic Party politician, Postmaster at Arlington, Texas, 1913-22
  • E. J. McNatt, American Democratic Party politician, Chair of Lawrence County Democratic Party, 1921; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1940
  • E. B. McNatt, American politician, Mayor of Aurora, Missouri, 1973
  • A. R. McNatt, American politician, Member of Missouri State Senate 18th District, 1903-06

The McNatt 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: Omnia fortunae committo
Motto Translation: I commit all things to fortune.

  1. ^ 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)
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  3. ^ 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) on Facebook