Hebrides spawned the line of the Murdick family. The name Murdick was originally a nickname for a person associated with the sea. The name Murdick derives from one of two Gaelic names which have become indistinguishable from each other. The first of these, Muireach, means belonging to the sea or a mariner. The second name is Murchadh, which means sea warrior.
Early Origins of the Murdick family
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 Murdick family
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Murdick Spelling Variations
Spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Murdick has been spelled Murdock, Murdoch, Murtoch, Murtough and others.
Early Notables of the Murdick family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Murdick family to Ireland
Some of the Murdick family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Murdick family to the New World and Oceana
Settlers from Scotland put down roots in communities all along the east coast of North America. Some moved north from the American colonies to Canada as United Empire Loyalists during the American War of Independence. As Clan societies and highland games started in North America in the 20th century many Scots rediscovered parts of their heritage. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Murdick were among those contributors:
Murdick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Murdick (post 1700)
The Murdick 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: Omine secundo
Motto Translation: With favourable omen.
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