Origin Displayed : Scottish
Origins available : Scottish , Irish
Spelling variations include:
MacBride , McBride , Macbryde , Macbraid , MacKillbride ,
McGillbride , Macilvride , Mackelbreed , McBryde ,
Bridson , Brydson , Killbride , Gilbride , MacBridan ,
Macllvride , 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 524 A.D.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants
were: Ant Macbride, who arrived in Georgia in 1734; Alexander McBride, who was recorded in Charlestown,
SC in 1767; Anthony Mcbride, who was listed as a Scottish settler in Ontario, canada in 1821.
(Above is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)