McCord (surname)

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McCord (also rendered MacCourt, McCourt, McCoard, McCard, and MacCord) is a surname with origins having been found between Ayrshire, Scotland, but mostly in Airgíalla [circa 7th century AD] (modern day Irish counties of Louth, Tyrone, Armagh, and Monaghan. McCord/MacCord comes from Old Gaelic name "Mac Cuarta" or sometimes "Mac Cuairt", translating as "the son of Cuairt", a byname meaning "visitor" or "journeymen"or "son of Achilles" The town of Cappagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland in gaelic translates to Ceapach Mhic Cuarta meaning Mac Cuarta's tillage plot.[1] It is very likely the name Mac Cuarta is a corruption of the Irish name Mac Mhuircheartaigh (septs of MacCurdy, and MacKurdy). [2]

Notable people with the surname include:

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