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Where did the Scottish Area family come from? What is the Scottish Area family crest and coat of arms? When did the Area family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Area family history?The Clan from whom the Area family descends began among the ancient Dalriadan kingdom of the west coast of Scotland. Their name comes from the name Macara, which is the Gaelic word for son of the young, manly one.
Historical recordings of the name Area include many spelling variations. They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. They include McAree, MacAree, McAra, MacAra, McArra, MacArra, McCarra, MacCarra, McCarry, MacCarry, McCarrie and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Area research. Another 213 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1690, 1745, and 1815 are included under the topic Early Area History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Area Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Area 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.
Significant portions of the populations of both the United States and Canada are still made up of the ancestors of Dalriadan families. Some of those in Canada originally settled the United States, but went north as United Empire Loyalists in the American War of Independence. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the ancestors of many Scots on both sides of the border begin to recover their collective national heritage through Clan societies and highland games. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Area Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Area Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Area 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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