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The Picts of ancient Scotland were the tribe of the ancestors of the McNorton family. The name McNorton is derived from the Pictish name Nechtan. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Neachdainn, which means son of Nechtan.

McNorton Early Origins



The surname McNorton was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they held lands at Lochow and Loch Fyne, called Glenera, Glenshira, and Glen Fyne.

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McNorton Spelling Variations


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McNorton Spelling Variations



Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations. In various documents, McNorton has been spelled MacNaughton, McNachton, MacNaghten, MacNechten, Notton, Norton and many more.

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McNorton Early History


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McNorton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McNorton research. Another 248 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1247, 1431, 1438, 1565, 1614, 1627, and 1691 are included under the topic Early McNorton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McNorton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McNorton Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McNorton In Ireland


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McNorton In Ireland



Some of the McNorton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 91 words (6 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



The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name McNorton:

McNorton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andrew McNorton, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name McNorton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McNorton (post 1700)



  • Bexx McNorton, American makeup artist, known for her work on Someone to Carry Me (2015)
  • Helayne McNorton, American second wife of Red Buttons, the American comedian and actor
  • Bruce McNorton (b. 1959), American NFL football player for the Detroit Lions (1982-1990)

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McNorton Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
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    The McNorton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McNorton 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 12 January 2016 at 07:45.

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