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McRitchie Early Origins



The surname McRitchie was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, 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 Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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McRitchie Spelling Variations


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McRitchie Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacRitchie, Ritchie, MacRichie and others.

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McRitchie Early History


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McRitchie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McRitchie research. Another 162 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McRitchie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McRitchie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McRitchie Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McRitchie In Ireland


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McRitchie In Ireland



Some of the McRitchie 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McRitchie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David McRitchie, who came to New York in 1832

McRitchie Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Kenneth McRitchie, who came to Nova Scotia in 1773
  • Kenneth McRitchie, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1773

McRitchie Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John McRitchie, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1827
  • Charles McRitchie, who was on record in Ontario in 1841

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Contemporary Notables of the name McRitchie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McRitchie (post 1700)



  • James F. McRitchie MBE (1934-2004), birth name of Jimmy Mack, Scottish broadcaster, best known for his work on BBC Radio Scotland and Radio Clyde
  • Doug McRitchie, Australian rugby player, captain of the St. George 1949 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership
  • Martin McRitchie, the 2006 winner of the Keats-Shelley Prize for Poetry for his poem "The Experiment"
  • Michael McRitchie, Australian CEO of Centrebet, an Australian bookmaker licensed in the Northern Territory

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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: Virtutue acquiritur honos
Motto Translation: Honour is aquired by virtue.


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See Also


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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. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    8. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
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    The McRitchie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McRitchie 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 25 May 2016 at 15:48.

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