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The McWhorter 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."

McWhorter Early Origins



The surname McWhorter 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.

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McWhorter Spelling Variations


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McWhorter Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacWhirter, MacWhorter, MacQuirter, MacWherter, MacChruiter, MacWater, McWhirter, McWhirter, MacQuarter, MacChurter and many more.

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McWhorter Early History


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McWhorter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McWhorter research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the year 1526 is included under the topic Early McWhorter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McWhorter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McWhorter Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McWhorter In Ireland


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McWhorter In Ireland



Some of the McWhorter 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McWhorter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alexander McWhorter, who settled in America in 1730

McWhorter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A McWhorter, aged 29, who arrived in South Carolina in 1812 [1]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)
  • John McWhorter, aged 24, who landed in South Carolina in 1812 [1]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)
  • Thomas McWhorter, aged 22, who landed in South Carolina in 1812 [1]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)
  • Robert McWhorter, who arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1850 [1]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)

McWhorter Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mary F. McWhorter, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States from Limerick, in 1903
  • Mary F. McWhorter, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Minnie McWhorter, aged 40, who settled in America, in 1910
  • Charles E. McWhorter, aged 9, who landed in America, in 1917
  • Elizabeth McWhorter, aged 3, who landed in America, in 1917
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McWhorter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McWhorter (post 1700)



  • Ralph Clayton McWhorter (1933-2016), American businessman and philanthropist, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hospital Corporation of America from 1985 to 1987
  • Lucullus Virgil McWhorter (1860-1944), American archaeologist
  • Henry C. McWhorter (1836-1913), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1868; Postmaster at Charleston, West Virginia, 1891-93
  • George H. McWhorter, American politician, Village President of Oswego, New York, 1836, 1843
  • George G. McWhorter, American politician, Justice of Florida State Supreme Court, 1885-87
  • David McWhorter, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Chenango County, 1847
  • C. W. McWhorter, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1972
  • Bob McWhorter (1891-1960), American politician, Mayor of Athens, Georgia, 1939-47
  • A. L. McWhorter, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 24th District, 1897-98
  • James A. McWhorter, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Kanawha County, 1938
  • ... (Another 11 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: Te Deum laudamus
Motto Translation: We praise thee, O God.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  11. ...

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