islands and the west coast of Scotland
are the ancestral home of the Megarry family. Their name comes from the name Macara,
which is the Gaelic word for son of the young, manly one.
Early Origins of the Megarry family
The surname Megarry 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 Megarry family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Megarry research.Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1690, 1745, and 1815 are included under the topic Early Megarry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Megarry Spelling Variations
Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations
. Megarry has been written as McAree, MacAree, McAra, MacAra, McArra, MacArra, McCarra, MacCarra, McCarry, MacCarry, McCarrie and many more.
Early Notables of the Megarry family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Megarry family to Ireland
Some of the Megarry family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 204 words (15 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 Megarry family to the New World and Oceana
Ancestors of many of the Dalriadan families who crossed the Atlantic still live along the east coast of the United States and Canada. Some Scottish settlers arrived in Canada during the American War of Independence
as United Empire Loyalists, while others stayed south to fight for a new nation. The descendants of Scottish settlers in both countries began to rediscover their heritage in the 19th and 20th centuries through Clan
societies and highland games. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Megarry 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