Calif. Families McBride Immigration

last updated 26 Dec 2010

The main difference between migrants and immigrants is that immigrants move—usually permanently—from one country to another.

The difference between immigrant and emmigrant depends on whether you are talking about moving to a country or moving from a country.
For example, someone from Brazil moving to the United States is emigrating from Brazil and immigrating to the United States.

McBride History | HouseOfNames has a good history

More information is available for a fee at the House of Names PDF Extended History products and printed products.

Most of the Arran immigrants went to part British Empire in the 19th century.

(The British Empire including Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa became the British Commonwealth in 1931 with the Statute of Westminster which gave them sovereign status.)
Note: Most of the immigrants below listed below from the House of Names are families other than the McBrides from Southern Arran listed at this web site..

McBride immigration to Canada in the 18th Century

McBride immigration to New Zealand in the 19th Century

McBride immigration to Australia in the 19th Century

House of Names did not list South African Immigrants.

Other Immigrants:

McBride Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

McBride Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

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