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The name McVicker comes from the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada, where it was used to indicate someone who worked as a son of a vicar, who was a priest in charge of a parish in which most or all of the tithes were paid to another recipient, while the vicar received a stipend. The Gaelic form of the surname is Mac a Bhiocair.

McVicker Early Origins



The surname McVicker 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 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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McVicker Spelling Variations


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McVicker Spelling Variations



Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. In various documents McVicker has been spelled MacVicar, MacViccar, MacVicker, MacVicer, MacWicar and many more.

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McVicker Early History


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McVicker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McVicker research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1400 and 1685 are included under the topic Early McVicker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McVicker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McVicker Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McVicker In Ireland


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McVicker In Ireland



Some of the McVicker family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 157 words (11 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



Descendents of Dalriadan-Scottish families still populate many communities across North Ameri ca. 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 McVicker, or a variant listed above:

McVicker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry McVicker, who landed in America in 1809
  • John McVicker, who arrived in America in 1811
  • James McVicker, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1833
  • Hugh McVicker, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876

McVicker Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Duncan McVicker U.E., (McVicar) who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

McVicker Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William McVicker arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Pegasus" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name McVicker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McVicker (post 1700)



  • J. McVicker (1906-1991), prominent American educational psychologist and author
  • Jack McVicker (b. 1972), American Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor and instructor
  • Roy Harrison McVicker (1924-1973), American politician, U.S. Representative from Colorado
  • Mitch McVicker, American GMA Dove Award winning Contemporary Christian Music singer/songwriter
  • Dana McVicker, American country music artist
  • Roy Harrison McVicker (1924-1973), American Democrat politician, Member of Colorado State Senate, 1956-64; U.S. Representative from Colorado 2nd District, 1965-67
  • Mary McVicker, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 23rd District, 1919
  • Ira D. McVicker (1853-1938), American politician, Member of Iowa State House of Representatives; Elected 1912
  • Hugh McVicker, American politician, Burgess of Folcroft, Pennsylvania, 1960
  • Charles P. McVicker Jr., American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Istanbul, 1943
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: Tandem
Motto Translation: At length.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  6. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  7. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. 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. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  11. ...

The McVicker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McVicker 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.

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