McVerry History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The root of the ancient Dalriadan-Scottish name McVerry is the name Macara, which is the Gaelic word for son of the young, manly one.

Early Origins of the McVerry family

The surname McVerry 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 very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the McVerry family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McVerry research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1690, 1745, and 1815 are included under the topic Early McVerry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McVerry Spelling Variations

Historical recordings of the name McVerry include many spelling variations. They include They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. McAree, MacAree, McAra, MacAra, McArra, MacArra, McCarra, MacCarra, McCarry, MacCarry, McCarrie and many more.

Early Notables of the McVerry family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the McVerry family to Ireland

Some of the McVerry family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 106 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the McVerry family

Descendents of Dalriadan-Scottish families still populate many communities across North America. They are particularly common in Canada, since many went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the American War of Independence. Much later, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the highland games and Clan societies that now dot North America sprang up, allowing many Scots to recover their lost national heritage. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name McVerry, or a variant listed above: three people by the name of John McAree who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1855; 1861 and 1869; Owen arrived in 1870. James and John MacCarry settled in New England in 1805..


Contemporary Notables of the name McVerry (post 1700) +

  • Terrence F. McVerry (1943-2021), American jurist, Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania


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