Join
Log in  | New? Register

2,460 MCCART members around the world

Stay informed about MCCART Family online & offline events!

Keep me informed as to MCCART Family online & offline events

My MCCART family came from?

See our recent family gatherings

MCCART family crest

MCCART Family History

Irish surnames tend to be complex, but this is one which is out on its own. It is generally recorded in Ulster, and derives from either of two early Gaelic surnames, Mac an Fhilidh, translating as 'The son of the poet to the clan' and MacConghaile, which apparently means 'The son of the seal', there being an ancient tradition that early members of the clan had metamorphosed into these animals. You cannot beat a good Irish fable. Either way the two names were anglicized as MacAnellye and MacEnelly in the 16th century, and although the latter has a predominance in the surname of 'Conneely', most spellings have become hopelessly entwined...

Who have we missed?

Tell us about any famous MCCART (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!

MEET

Join the conversation with the MCCART tribe

  • Find your MCCART ancestor
  • Tell us about your MCCART Family
  • Tell us about your MCCART ancestors
  • Ask a question about the MCCART history
  • Leave a message for MCCART family members
McCart

James and Mary McCart came to America in 1756 with 2 year old John McCart. Why can't I find them on any passenger list or around Jamestown Colony where the rest of the kids were born?

McCart

Where did the surname McCart originate and did my ancestors shorten their name when they arrived in America in 1756?

Invite more MCCART family members!

Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the MCCART tribe.

Log in or Register to invite others
Family Coat of Arms Generator

Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?

Create Crest
LEARN

Discover where the MCCART Family members live around the world

Explore where tribe members live today!

SHOP

Show off the MCCART Family Crest…

Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from