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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish
Where did the Scottish McBryde family come from? What is the Scottish McBryde family crest and coat of arms? When did the McBryde family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the McBryde family history?As a Scottish name, McBryde is derived from the Gaelic "Mac Gille Brighde," meaning "son of the servant of (St.) Brigit." The Scottish Gaelic word for church "cill Bríghde," became a place name (Kilbride, in Lanarkshire) and some bearers of McBryde may have originally taken their surnames from this.
Spelling variations of this family name include: MacBride, McBride, Macbryde, Macbraid, MacBridan, McKillbride, McGillbride, Macilvride, Mackelbreed, McBryde, Bridson, Brydson, Kilbride, Gilbride,MacBridan, MacIlvride, MacBraid and many more.
First found in Arran, an island in North Ayrshire, in the Firth of Clyde, where the name has long existed, although the name's earliest recorded roots are from County Donegal in Ireland. According to legend, both the Scottish and the Irish branches are descended from the son of the servant of (St.) Brigit, the virgin Abbess of Kildare who died 525 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McBryde research. Another 215 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1296, 1329, 1370, and 1476 are included under the topic Early McBryde History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early McBryde Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the McBryde family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 233 words(17 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McBryde Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The McBryde Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McBryde 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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