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McTurk Early Origins



The surname McTurk was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient but turbulent no-man's land where the persecuted took haven. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. The name was first recorded in Muchrum in 1538 when John McTurk held estates.

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McTurk Spelling Variations


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McTurk Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: McTurk, McTork, McTurie, McTuire, McTurck and others.

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McTurk Early History


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McTurk Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McTurk research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the year 1672 is included under the topic Early McTurk History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McTurk Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McTurk Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McTurk Notables 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:

McTurk Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • W. McTurk, who arrived in San Francisco in 1852
  • Samuel McTurk, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1856
  • John McTurk, who arrived in Allegheny Co. Pennsylvania in 1868
  • John McTurk, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868
  • David McTurk, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1880

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Contemporary Notables of the name McTurk (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McTurk (post 1700)



  • Barbara McTurk, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Colorado, 1996

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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: Pace vel bello
Motto Translation: In peace or war


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    3. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. 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.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. 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.
    9. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
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    The McTurk Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McTurk 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 14 January 2016 at 09:08.

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