The McWhirt surname is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic "Mac Chruiteir," a patronymic
created from the occu;ational byname "Cruiteir, " or "a player of the crwth."
Early Origins of the McWhirt family
The surname McWhirt was first found in Ayrshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland
, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire
, 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.
Early History of the McWhirt family
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McWhirt Spelling Variations
of this family name include: MacWhirter, MacWhorter, MacQuirter, MacWherter, MacChruiter, MacWater, McWhirter, McWhirter, MacQuarter, MacChurter and many more.
Early Notables of the McWhirt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McWhirt family to Ireland
Some of the McWhirt family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 264 words (19 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 McWhirt family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McWhirt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Thomas McWhirt, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1830 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
McWhirt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Charles W McWhirt, who emigrated to America, in 1907
Contemporary Notables of the name McWhirt (post 1700)
- J. T. McWhirt, American jurist, President Judge of Jefferson County, in 1859
The McWhirt 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: Te Deum laudamus
Motto Translation: We praise thee, O God.