Where did the Scottish McCracken family come from? What is the Scottish coat of arms/family crest? When did the McCracken family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the history of the family name?
Spelling variations of this family name include: MacCracken, MacCrachen, MacCrackan, MacCrackin and others.
First found in Wigtown where they were seated from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James, Jane, John, Mary, Robert MacCrackan settled in Charles Town S.C. in 1763; Arthur, James, Jane, John, Margaret, Mary, Ruth, Samuel, Thomas and William MacCrachen settled in Charles Town S.C. in 1767.
Suggested Readings for the name McCracken
* A Record of the Descendants of John McCracken by Constable MacCracken.
* Virginia Diaspora by Guida M. Jackson-Laufer.
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